Lakeland police fire woman at center of sex scandal - WSPA.com

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Lakeland police fire woman at center of sex scandal

Posted: Updated:

Longtime Lakeland Police Department crime analyst Sue Eberle has been fired, according to Chief Lisa Womack.

The findings were presented by City Manager Doug Thomas and Chief Lisa Womack to the Lakeland Police Advisory Commission on Wednesday afternoon.

"We have those that have chosen to deceive, deceive themselves, deceive their families, deceive their co-workers, deceive the organization. What's even sadder is the tarnish to the badge because of the deception and misconduct," Chief Womack said.

Eberle, the woman at the center of the department's sex scandal, was fired for conduct unbecoming, failing to cooperate and lying, according to Chief Womack.

The Lakeland Police chief said Eberle lied about an incident last year that allegedly involved her having sex in a church with Steve Sherman, a former office of the force.

Eberle had been on paid leave since earlier this year after she claimed a number of consensual and forced sexual encounters between herself and several others on the force.

David Linesch is Eberle's attorney.  He said his client worked in "the ultimate hostile environment," adding he is prepared to sue the city.

The chief also confirmed disciplinary action against seven other officers on Wednesday. Written reprimands were issued to Sgt. Ron Bowling Jr., and Officers Will Long and Ian Kendrick. Counseling was ordered for Sgt. Bryan McNabb and Officer Kevin Shiver. Counseling and retraining was required for both Officers Adrian Rodriguez and Scott Hutton.

In all, more than 13 individuals have resigned or been fired since allegations first surfaced.

Sign up for free breaking news and headline email alerts http://bl.wfla.com/16TmiD7   

RELATED STORIES:

 

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

    Pinellas front desk school staff trained to handle medical needs at some schools

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:15:59 GMT
    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
    Penny Perez, of St. Petersburg, worries every time she sends her 11-year-old son, Keith, to school. Keith has a rare condition called Williams Syndrome. He is developmentally delayed, and if his blood pressure is too high for an extended period of time, his heart could stop.
  • Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

    Venice man says he has melting dashboard in his Toyota Camry

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:01:38 GMT
    Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive
    Kayser Sayeg doesn't allow his wife to drive her 2008 Toyota Camry on long distances.In the hot Florida sun, the dashboard melts and becomes incredibly sticky.Aside from being a nuisance to clean, it causes a glare in the windshield, sometimes making it difficult to drive
  • Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

    Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:16:28 GMT
    Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.
    Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours

    Tanker overturns on I-75, spills gas, closes lanes for hours

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:29:11 GMT
    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker.
    Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 between Bee Ridge Road and Fruitville Road are blocked since Wednesday morning after an accident involving a tanker.
  • School officials to explain new Florida Standards

    School officials to explain new Florida Standards

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:13:59 GMT
    The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards.
    The majority of state's now use Common Core, a learning system that demands the same basics for every student. This school year, Florida is rolling out it's own tweaked version called the Florida Standards.
  • Duke Energy to announce changes

    Duke Energy to announce changes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:02:58 GMT
    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits.
    Jolted by customers fed up with Duke's rollout of a plan to avoid duplicating meter reader routes, it appears the utility is ready to throw in the towel. Wednesday morning, we expect the company to announce changes that could include bill credits.
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Greenville Man Arrested, Charged With Lexington County Shooting

    Greenville Man Arrested, Charged With Lexington County Shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:38 GMT
    Mugshot: Juan Hernandez-Torres, Lexington County Sheriff's OfficeMugshot: Juan Hernandez-Torres, Lexington County Sheriff's Office
    A man from Greenville has been arrested and charged with a shooting in Lexington County. Lexington County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Allard stated that Juan Hernandez-Torres, 38, was arrested after a traffic stop and brief manhunt in Laurens County Tuesday night.
    A man from Greenville has been arrested and charged with a shooting in Lexington County. Lexington County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Allard stated that Juan Hernandez-Torres, 38, was arrested after a traffic stop and brief manhunt in Laurens County Tuesday night.
  • 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, 7 Adults Charged

    15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, 7 Adults Charged

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:37:06 GMT
    15 children were removed from a home in Woodruff and warrants have been signed for seven adults who were responsible for their care.15 children were removed from a home in Woodruff and warrants have been signed for seven adults who were responsible for their care.
    Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff and warrants have been signed for seven adults who were responsible for their care. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road.
    Fifteen children were removed from a home in Woodruff and warrants have been signed for seven adults who were responsible for their care. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit worked the case Tuesday at a home on Hunter Road.
  • Fountain Inn Man Killed On Greenpond Road

    Fountain Inn Man Killed On Greenpond Road

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:30:18 GMT
    1 dead after crash in Greenville County.1 dead after crash in Greenville County.
    A Fountain Inn man was killed in an accident on Greenpond Road early Wednesday morning. Donald Lance Tucker, 29, was killed in the crash near Martin Road just after 12:30 a.m. 
    A Fountain Inn man was killed in an accident on Greenpond Road early Wednesday morning. Donald Lance Tucker, 29, was killed in the crash near Martin Road just after 12:30 a.m. according to the Greenville County Coroner.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.