Saturday, June 23, 2018
Public safety

Woman in middle of Lakeland Police sex scandal fired

The woman at the center of the police sex scandal that rocked Lakeland has been fired, officials announced Wednesday.

Lakeland Police Department crime analyst Sue Eberle, 37, went public with a story of prolonged abuse in July after a state report revealed that she had sex with up to 10 officers, on and off duty, over the past seven years.

Eberle, who was put on paid leave in March, told investigators that she had endured sexual abuse as a child and could not say no to men — especially ranking officers. She also said she had been raped twice by Lakeland officers, which cannot now be proven, according to the June 25 report by State Attorney Jerry Hill.

The on-and-off duty philandering happened in patrol cars, public offices, a church building and a cemetery, Hill wrote. One sex act occurred in a parking lot after a slain officer's funeral.

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