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'Veteran' officers of North Port Police Department under investigation

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North Port, Florida-- 10 News learned Monday that two North Port Police officers are under investigation.  

While not many details have been released, conversations with the Mayor and all the City Commissioners revealed the officers' actions could have possible criminal implications.

North Port Police Chief Kevin Vespia released a statement late Monday saying in part, "The North Port Police Department holds its officers to the highest standards and will investigate any allegations of misconduct."  And In keeping with policy, "at [North Port's] request, the Sarasota Sheriff's Office is assisting us with the investigation."

Although Chief Vespia wouldn't elaborate any further on the specifics of the investigation, he did refer to the officers as veterans who have been on the force for more than five years.  

Meanwhile, the Police Department in Lakeland made headlines again- this time for pricey public relations services sought after the elaborate  sex scandals that surfaced in 2013. 

STORY: Lakeland commission discusses $130,000 PR bill

Stick with 10 News for continued coverage in each of these developing stories. 

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