Two Florida police officers fired amid sex scandal

LAKELAND, Fla. - Two sergeants have been fired for their part in a widespread sex scandal involving nearly a dozen Lakeland police officers after a civilian crime analyst detailed trysts with the men in police and fire stations, patrol cars, motels and even in a parking lot after a memorial service for a slain officer.

Sue Eberle told officials she had consensual and sometimes coerced sex with the officers and a firefighter, and that she once was propositioned by a city worker. Eberle's accounts were largely corroborated by her sexual partners and others within the police department, and published in a graphic report by the county's top prosecutor.

The Ledger (http://tinyurl.com/mp69396) reports Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack fired Sgts. David Woolverton and Rusty Longaberger on Monday for conduct unbecoming, failure to report misconduct and neglect of duty.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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