Lakeland Police detective Steve Strickland subject of criminal investigation

6:46 PM, Feb 6, 2014   |    comments
Picture of Lakeland Police Officer Steve Strickland after he won first place in the 2011 Southeast Police Motorcycle Training Competition Road King Division on April 9, in Hollywood, Florida.
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Lakeland, Florida -- A Lakeland Police Department detective is on paid administrative leave following an investigation by the State Attorney's Office.

The State Attorney's Office would not go into detail about the criminal investigation it opened Wednesday against 54-year-old Steve Strickland who is a 14-year veteran at the department.

A sergeant was also placed on paid leave for something related to the probe, but the sergeant is not part of the criminal aspect of the investigation.

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