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LAKELAND, Fla.— Lakeland's police chief and the Polk County State Attorney will meet to discuss the troubled Lakeland Police Department, where a widespread investigation into a sex scandal is underway.

The Ledger of Lakeland ( http://bit.ly/133NfSF ) reports that Chief Lisa Womack and State Attorney Jerry Hill will meet Friday. Womack plans to bring an attorney with her.

The meeting comes after two city commissioners urged Womack to talk with Hill after he hand-delivered a scathing letter to her about the department on June 25.

Womack and Hill will likely discuss the contents of Hill's letter, which questioned whether the sexual improprieties of more than 10 members of her department could provide insight into a variety of problems that have come to light in the last several months.

"Perhaps this investigation sheds some light on the serious shortcomings of your department in the areas of traffic stops, search and seizure, thoroughness of investigations, preparedness for trial and complying with Florida Public Records law. Had these members of your department been more focused on the important responsibilities of law enforcement, rather than pursuing sexual encounters with a civilian employee, the LPD might not be in the condition it is today," Hill wrote in his letter to Womack.

The letter also detailed dozens of consensual and multiple forced sexual encounters involving more than 20 LPD officers and city employees. The report was based on investigations by the State Attorney's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Hill has urged city leaders to re-evaluate LPD's leadership. He has stopped short of saying Womack should be removed.

Womack became the department's chief in March 2011 and had previously worked in Illinois and Texas.

The Polk County Legislative Delegation also has recommended that Sheriff Grady Judd step in to help LPD until the scandal blows over.

Hill said issues with Lakeland stand out because of its large size in Polk County, which is located between the cities of Tampa and Orlando. Lakeland has 226 sworn officers in the department, making it the second-largest department in the county behind the Sheriff's Office.

Hill told The Ledger that his prosecutors now look at LPD cases more closely, especially those that involve officers who have been in trouble.

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

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What's your point? Are you accusing the FPD of sexual misconduct. Does this give you wood?
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What exactly does this thread have to do with Fitchburg? Please explain.

What's your next stupid thread? Maybe a cop in Zimbabwae is accused of stealing his neighbors goat?

Nothing you post is relevant to the city. What is your fascination with police?

I have a theory and it's a scarey one but I think maybe you, Gomez and the rest of your family are living under one roof and collecting every form of financial assistance you can apply for. Food stamps, disability etc...and you believe you are smarter than the system. I don't know what it pays out to you, your boyfriend and everyone else under that roof but If you are I hope you all get caught and go to jail for fraud. I hope if you are doing this someone who knows it reports you.
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Stamos wrote:
What's your point? Are you accusing the FPD of sexual misconduct. Does this give you wood?
Stamos, what are you talking about? There you go assuming AGAIN! This article was in todays Telegram and Gazette. Wood? You people are full of yourself! Look in the mirror!

I mean, I have heard of a few affairs concerning a few FPD officers but if that is what they want to get into then that is on them.

Remember the case in which a cop shot the other cop in the gonads? That was in Massachusetts and over an affair.
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What exactly does this thread have to do with Fitchburg? Please explain.
What's your next stupid thread? Maybe a cop in Zimbabwae is accused of stealing his neighbors goat?
Nothing you post is relevant to the city. What is your fascination with police?
I have a theory and it's a scarey one but I think maybe you, Gomez and the rest of your family are living under one roof and collecting every form of financial assistance you can apply for. Food stamps, disability etc...and you believe you are smarter than the system. I don't know what it pays out to you, your boyfriend and everyone else under that roof but If you are I hope you all get caught and go to jail for fraud. I hope if you are doing this someone who knows it reports you.
Leominster, what is your relations? You sound like you have a guilty conscience. So whose wife have you been with? Wow, you can right out on the defensive!

For one, I didn't print this story and for another it was in todays Local paper.

But, you have raised some eyebrows. Who is cheating on who and with who? Is there a fireman with a cops wife or girlfriend? Or is there a cop with a firefighters girlfriend or wife?? Give us the dirt/details!!!

This article really touch a nerve with you! Wonder why? Do you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe from whats his names house?
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Lynch camp wrote:
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Leominster, what is your relations? You sound like you have a guilty conscience. So whose wife have you been with? Wow, you can right out on the defensive!
For one, I didn't print this story and for another it was in todays Local paper.
But, you have raised some eyebrows. Who is cheating on who and with who? Is there a fireman with a cops wife or girlfriend? Or is there a cop with a firefighters girlfriend or wife?? Give us the dirt/details!!!
This article really touch a nerve with you! Wonder why? Do you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe from whats his names house?
No. You're lying again. You've posted stories like this before and then tried to connect them to the FPD. Like the Dorner story. You are crazy. You should be in a hospital for the criminally insane.
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Sorry guys, I just haven't had a sausage in my bottom in a while and I'm a little uptight.
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Lynch, you are a liar and a criminal. You should nebver have been let out of prison. You are a time bomb and danger to the public. It's only a matter of time before you lose again and hurt some poor innocent person.
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Lynch camp wrote:
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Leominster, what is your relations? You sound like you have a guilty conscience. So whose wife have you been with? Wow, you can right out on the defensive!
For one, I didn't print this story and for another it was in todays Local paper.
But, you have raised some eyebrows. Who is cheating on who and with who? Is there a fireman with a cops wife or girlfriend? Or is there a cop with a firefighters girlfriend or wife?? Give us the dirt/details!!!
This article really touch a nerve with you! Wonder why? Do you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe from whats his names house?
Answer my questions first and then I'll answer yours. Oh wait, you're the snitch not me. I don't live in a delusional, dysfunctional world like you. I'm not a cop and I only share my bed with one woman and thats my wife for many years. The Idea of a man and a woman in a monogamous relationship for years probably will give you nightmares. After all didn't Gomez get arrested in Sprigfield for being a gay prostitute while you were pimping him out?
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I want to thank Mr Lynch for posting this story. While it does not directly pertain to the FPD, it paints a picture of what is wrong with law enforcement today, in many of our cities and towns. Cops who have their own agenda and who feel that the rules and the laws don't apply to them. Cops who tell themselves over and over again "hey, I am a cop. I am risking my life every single day. So, if I bend the rules or I break the law, it it only fair. I am a cop and I can do what I want. And, the Taxpaying Public has no right to question anything I do or to hold me accountable for any wrongdoing.".

And, meanwhile, the people who are in charge of these 8 Balls (our nation's police chiefs), continue to allow their officers to hold themeselves to a lower standard of behavior than they hold the general public. And, they also continue to deny that anything at all is wrong. Or, to quickly bring wrongdoing cops into a court of law to face the consequences for their actions. Or, to make sure that their officers are actually addressing the issues that are of concern to the Taxpaying Public.

Let's use beautiful Fitchburg Mass as an example. It is common knowledge to anyone over the age of 8 years old that Fitchburg has a very real problem with drugs and with drug dealers. Yet, the FPD appears to put little to no effort into addressing this problem. And, the cops who are on duty seem to typically stay clear of the known troubled spots. And, our proud Police Chief continues to hide his head in the sand and to allow lackluster performance from his officers.

Again, thank you Mr Lynch for posting this story.
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Lynch, you are a liar and a criminal. You should nebver have been let out of prison. You are a time bomb and danger to the public. It's only a matter of time before you lose again and hurt some poor innocent person.
It is people like you who still call African Americans, "colored". You discriminate but then make excuses.

What is your premise? Are you in law enforcement? IF so then you need to be discovered and fired!
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<quoted text>Answer my questions first and then I'll answer yours. Oh wait, you're the snitch not me. I don't live in a delusional, dysfunctional world like you. I'm not a cop and I only share my bed with one woman and thats my wife for many years. The Idea of a man and a woman in a monogamous relationship for years probably will give you nightmares. After all didn't Gomez get arrested in Sprigfield for being a gay prostitute while you were pimping him out?
Why do you keep calling me a snitch? Gomez? Where do you get off calling him names? Again another racist! Why don't you just call him taco?

The person who you got that story off is beyond delusional and very dysfunctional!
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You Know Who wrote:
I want to thank Mr Lynch for posting this story. While it does not directly pertain to the FPD, it paints a picture of what is wrong with law enforcement today, in many of our cities and towns. Cops who have their own agenda and who feel that the rules and the laws don't apply to them. Cops who tell themselves over and over again "hey, I am a cop. I am risking my life every single day. So, if I bend the rules or I break the law, it it only fair. I am a cop and I can do what I want. And, the Taxpaying Public has no right to question anything I do or to hold me accountable for any wrongdoing.".
And, meanwhile, the people who are in charge of these 8 Balls (our nation's police chiefs), continue to allow their officers to hold themeselves to a lower standard of behavior than they hold the general public. And, they also continue to deny that anything at all is wrong. Or, to quickly bring wrongdoing cops into a court of law to face the consequences for their actions. Or, to make sure that their officers are actually addressing the issues that are of concern to the Taxpaying Public.
Let's use beautiful Fitchburg Mass as an example. It is common knowledge to anyone over the age of 8 years old that Fitchburg has a very real problem with drugs and with drug dealers. Yet, the FPD appears to put little to no effort into addressing this problem. And, the cops who are on duty seem to typically stay clear of the known troubled spots. And, our proud Police Chief continues to hide his head in the sand and to allow lackluster performance from his officers.
Again, thank you Mr Lynch for posting this story.
The fact of the matter is that this sort of dysfunctional behavior from law enforcement is one of the main reasons why the sense of a community has collapsed. There is a sense of entitlement to break the laws.
In the past an officer may be held accountable, in todays world they will move satellites and destroy all evidence in order to cover up such behaviors! The general public is watching note for note as it is instant media.

This notion that they can control society through brutality has been proven to be a total failure. The police are suppose to be part of the community.
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No. You're lying again. You've posted stories like this before and then tried to connect them to the FPD. Like the Dorner story. You are crazy. You should be in a hospital for the criminally insane.
Dorner? That was a current events story and let me ask, what happened to the police who pumped over 100 bullets into the 70 yr.olds truck before even approaching it???

The public is watching; if they do not fire these guys then the public will never trust an officer and will always question there credibility.

What they did here is beyond seriously bad!!!!!!

The lady was delivering newspapers!
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The fact of the matter is that this sort of dysfunctional behavior from law enforcement is one of the main reasons why the sense of a community has collapsed. There is a sense of entitlement to break the laws.
In the past an officer may be held accountable, in todays world they will move satellites and destroy all evidence in order to cover up such behaviors! The general public is watching note for note as it is instant media.
This notion that they can control society through brutality has been proven to be a total failure. The police are suppose to be part of the community.
See? You have to make everything about your 1-person riot on North Street, or having your license revoked for road rage. Somehow, you need to connect something that happened 1400 miles away with your crazy conspiracy theories. You think that "evidence" has been destroyed when it didn't exist in the first place. You hate cops because you can't own up to any of your mistakes. And because your a liar. And nuts.
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It is people like you who still call African Americans, "colored". You discriminate but then make excuses.
What is your premise? Are you in law enforcement? IF so then you need to be discovered and fired!
I can spot a racist from a mile away because they always bring up race. That's you. If you ever came to one of my BBQ's your head would probably explode because of all the different ethnicities, cultures and sexualities. You see with my family and at my house we don't label people. There are only two rules the first is have fun and the second is be cool. You are the one with a social dysfunction. To prove your idiocy my wife and I are a bi racial couple, that might make your head spin off!

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I want to thank Mr Lynch for posting this story. While it does not directly pertain to the FPD, it paints a picture of what is wrong with law enforcement today, in many of our cities and towns. Cops who have their own agenda and who feel that the rules and the laws don't apply to them. Cops who tell themselves over and over again "hey, I am a cop. I am risking my life every single day. So, if I bend the rules or I break the law, it it only fair. I am a cop and I can do what I want. And, the Taxpaying Public has no right to question anything I do or to hold me accountable for any wrongdoing.".
And, meanwhile, the people who are in charge of these 8 Balls (our nation's police chiefs), continue to allow their officers to hold themeselves to a lower standard of behavior than they hold the general public. And, they also continue to deny that anything at all is wrong. Or, to quickly bring wrongdoing cops into a court of law to face the consequences for their actions. Or, to make sure that their officers are actually addressing the issues that are of concern to the Taxpaying Public.
Let's use beautiful Fitchburg Mass as an example. It is common knowledge to anyone over the age of 8 years old that Fitchburg has a very real problem with drugs and with drug dealers. Yet, the FPD appears to put little to no effort into addressing this problem. And, the cops who are on duty seem to typically stay clear of the known troubled spots. And, our proud Police Chief continues to hide his head in the sand and to allow lackluster performance from his officers.
Again, thank you Mr Lynch for posting this story.
Hey Chuggles, remember way back when you introduced him to Siomos and provoked his initial obsession with JR's? Did he ever thank you for making him famous among your anti-cop clique?
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fitchburg-ma/...

And Chuggles, remember when you seemingly thought that dirty laundry episode involving him and his boyfriends brothers girlfriend was a complete fabrication made up by those who didn't want him as Mayor? That was a hoot, like he ever had a chance? I still get a chuckle out of how naiveté and easily conned you can be chuggles. As Lynch would say, LMAO.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/fitchburg-ma/...
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See? You have to make everything about your 1-person riot on North Street, or having your license revoked for road rage. Somehow, you need to connect something that happened 1400 miles away with your crazy conspiracy theories. You think that "evidence" has been destroyed when it didn't exist in the first place. You hate cops because you can't own up to any of your mistakes. And because your a liar. And nuts.
Is it a coincidence that they tied in the incident on North street to the reason why my license should be taken?? Oh ya ! I never stated that they didn't have slithering tentacles!

It is impossible that it didn't exist! As my appointed attorney stated on day one, "they are going to destroy the video if they haven't already but we will request for it to be held. Then this attorney is hugging my attacker outside the courthouse. She noticed that my family seen this and came back in the court and volunteered herself off the case.
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Is it a coincidence that they tied in the incident on North street to the reason why my license should be taken?? Oh ya ! I never stated that they didn't have slithering tentacles!
It is impossible that it didn't exist! As my appointed attorney stated on day one, "they are going to destroy the video if they haven't already but we will request for it to be held. Then this attorney is hugging my attacker outside the courthouse. She noticed that my family seen this and came back in the court and volunteered herself off the case.
C'mon. Tell us the real story. You either imagined it or you made it up. But none of this really happened.
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Phil Sudusky wrote:
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Is it a coincidence that they tied in the incident on North street to the reason why my license should be taken?? Oh ya ! I never stated that they didn't have slithering tentacles!
It is impossible that it didn't exist! As my appointed attorney stated on day one, "they are going to destroy the video if they haven't already but we will request for it to be held. Then this attorney is hugging my attacker outside the courthouse. She noticed that my family seen this and came back in the court and volunteered herself off the case.
Here is a tip for free. Of course they all know each other but they are trying to keep the city safe. Do you like them, NO! But they are trying to teach criminals like you that you can't just break laws and not be held accountable for your actions.

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