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Lakeland Police sex scandal has city leaders fuming

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Tension is rising over what's happening at the Lakeland Police Department. A major sex scandal is the latest incident to rankle people.

The State Attorney's Office says at least ten officers had sexual contact with a female staffer on duty and off over the last seven years.

The investigation is ongoing. Many people are asking if the woman was involved with anyone else at work.

"I am not sure I know the answer to that question," State Attorney Jerry Hill said at a press conference. "If I knew, I'd tell you with certainty it was over."

Several commissioners say enough is enough and want the department to take quick action to get back on track.

"We are beyond the point of being able to say to the community, 'trust us. We'll get this handled.' We are now at the point where the community has the right to say, 'show me,' and that's what we need to do," said Lakeland City Commissioner Howard Wiggs.

Wiggs wants to give Police Chief Lisa Womack one week to develop and submit a plan that details how the problems at LPD will be dealt with. If the plan comes up short, he wants to bring an outside agency in, such as the Attorney General's Office, to review how the agency is being run.

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