Sexual Misconduct At Lakeland Police Dept.

Details are expected to be released Wednesday after an internal investigation resulted in claims of sexual misconduct at the Lakeland Police Department.

According to a report, the three-month investigation revealed alleged sexual misconduct by a number of City of Lakeland employees, including senior leadership officers at the Lakeland Police Department.

In March, the department was initially made aware of possible misconduct by a number of city employees during a disciplinary interview with a long-term female employee in conjunction with another internal investigation involving a former officer.

As a result of her allegations, an internal administrative investigation was started into the sexual misconduct claims.
The investigation reveals at least 10 officers allegedly had inappropriate sex or were engaged in sexually suggestive behavior with a female civilian employee during the past seven years.

On March 25, the Lakeland Police Department contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement following a request from LPD Chief Lisa Womack to conduct an inquiry.