Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack says she has support inside and outside the department
9:26 PM, Dec 2, 2013
5:20 AM, Dec 3, 2013
LAKELAND, Fla. - One week after Lakeland Police Department union members voted in favor of taking a formal "no confidence" vote regarding the police chief, the city's top cop is responding.
"I don't stress out about a whole lot of anything," responded Chief Lisa Womack when asked about the straw polls.
The chief has taken center stage and been in the cross hairs of State Attorney Jerry Hill ever since multiple scandals rocked her department. The scandals, one of which garnered national headlines due to its sexual nature, fractured the relationship city leaders have with Hill.
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Hill has publicly criticized Womack and will no longer accept testimony from a few of her officers that were caught up in the scandals.
Still, Womack's self-confidence regarding her job and abilities remains strong.
"I have a lot of support inside this police department. I have a lot of support in this community," she said.
LPD union members clearly feel otherwise.
Last week, members voted 33-30 in favor of taking a no confidence vote in regard to the city's top cop.