LAKELAND, Fla. - A citizens' advisory committee, charged with assessing the Lakeland Police Department, presented its final report Monday morning. They made 21 specific recommendations for the city.
The department has been embroiled in a scandal that began over the summer. State Attorney Jerry Hill spelled it out in a letter to city leaders, which questioned whether the sexual improprieties of more than 10 members of the department, along with a variety of other problems that came to light in the last several months.
In-depth coverage of the Lakeland Police Department Scandal, including an interactive timeline can be found at abcactionnews.com/scandal .
Police Chief Lisa Womack has said that she and the department are headed in the right direction, even as the voices calling for her resignation keep getting louder.
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A man was taken to the hospital Thursday after he was hit by a stray bullet while driving on SR-54 near Bruce Lane in Wesley Chapel. ABC Action News learned this is the second time a driver has been shot at on this stretch of road in the past year.