Ex-LPD officer tries to get job back after sex scandal - FOX 13 News

Ex-LPD officer tries to get job back after sex scandal

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

The Lakeland Police Department sex scandal is making headlines once again.

Former Sergeant David Woolverton is trying to get his job back.

The former police chief, Lisa Womack, who stepped down amid the scandal, testified Wednesday against the former employee.

Womack fired Woolverton last year in the middle of a massive sex scandal.

It involved more than 20 people and centered around crime analyst Sue Eberle.

Womack says Woolverton was sexually involved with Eberle.

"We had a supervisor, a police supervisor that admitted to having sex in broad daylight in a city park," Womack said.

During Womack's three hour testimony, shocking new information emerged from Woolverton's past.

She said Woolverton got caught dating a high school intern at Lakeland Police Department in the 90s.

Womack also testified there was another incident involving Woolverton, who was married, and another woman.

Womack said the older incidents did not factor into her decision to fire Woolverton, but having sex in the park did.

Woolverton's attorney says his client was in his personal vehicle on his own time and Eberle was on her lunch hour.

"People go parking in city parks all the time..so we can argue all night and all day if he did anything wrong. That's not the question, " said attorney Jeff Stull. "The question before the arbitrator is: did he violate any policies?"

Woolverton did not comment on the way out. It could take three months to decide whether Woolverton can get his job back.

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