In straw poll, PD workers vote 'no confidence' for Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack

LAKELAND, Fla. - In a straw poll taken this week, the majority of employees at the Lakeland Police Department do not have confidence in Chief  Lisa Womack. 

The straw poll was taken Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a release from Sgt. Gary B. Gross, Public Information Officer for the Lakeland Police Department.

The non-binding vote showed 152 voted no confidence while 123 offered a vote of confidence in the embattled police chief.

According to a press release, "Chief Womack always welcomes input and opinions. She feels it is important that every employee, both sworn and non-sworn, had the opportunity to be heard and she is eager to continue moving the agency forward."

The Lakeland Police Department and Chief Womack have been under scrutiny following a sex scandal involving 10 officers and the revelation that an officer who asked a woman to shake out her bra during a traffic stop.

The Polk County State Attorney called for Womack's firing last September in a scathing letter to the City Manager.

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