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Detective resigns, two city employees suspended

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Detective Ricky Gries (FOX 13 file image) Detective Ricky Gries (FOX 13 file image)
LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

A Lakeland police detective has resigned and two City of Lakeland employees have been disciplined in the wake of a sex scandal that has engulfed the Lakeland Police Department.

Detective Ricky Gries resigned Thursday afternoon, the Lakeland Ledger reported.

Brian Fluke, a maintenance coordinator with Lakeland Electric, and Jose Diez, an information technology support analyst, received three-day suspensions without pay, the city said.

According to a media release from the city, Fluke violated city e-mail policy and was "untruthful" during an investigation.

The city said Diez admitted to inappropriate sexual conduct with a former LPD crime analyst, who resigned in May.

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