Grand Jury releases report on Lakeland Police Depertment

7:27 PM, Dec 13, 2013   |    comments
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Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack



 PDF Document: Investigation into the Lakeland Police Department findings

Lakeland, Florida -- There are more problems for the Lakeland Police Department as the Grand Jury report from February becomes public. 

According to the report, the sex scandal at Lakeland PD wasn't the first sign of trouble with Chief Lisa Womack. The February investigation points to points to a problematic culture Womack brought to the department in 2011.

The report rips the Chief for her attitude toward public records as well as for hiring a "incompetent friend".

The report added:

"Arrogance and incompetence arrived at LPD when Lisa Womack was hired as chief. It was not always this way. The chief's attitude is a serious blemish on a department filled with many good men and women."

READ: Full Grand Jury report on Lakeland Police Department

The chief responded to the report Friday evening with the following statement: 

"I disagree. And they said that on February 14th and I objected to it then and I object to it now. We have 3 different occasions where we fell short according to investigators. We get thousands of public records requests and while I hope we do it well 100% of the time, I understand that there were 3 times we did not. We have changed the way we process, the way we intake, we have changed the way we release documents."

Chief Womack came under fire this past summer for her handling of a series of sex scandals in Lakeland PD. 

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