Residents get to weigh in on Lakeland Police Dept. sex scandal

LAKELAND - Lakeland residents who are fed up with the controversy and sex scandals within the Lakeland Police department will get their chance to weigh in Monday night.  

The city says they've put together a police advisory commission, made up of local leaders and input from tonight will be put into use.

Lakeland City Mayor Gow Fields says he has citizens telling him they're not happy with the last "town hall" the city held because they couldn't comment until the end.

So far, at least five officers within Lakeland Police have resigned or were fired based on their connection to the sex scandal. State Attorney Jerry Hill recently told police Chief Lisa Womack he can't trust her officers in court.

That meeting is scheduled to happen at 6 p.m. at the Lakeland Center's Youkey Theater, 701 Lime St. in Lakeland, Fla.

The commission of local leaders will be putting out their own findings report no later than the beginning of September.

            

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