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Lakeland, FL Police Department
Thursday October 9th, 2014 :: 03:37 p.m. EDT


LPD Officer Resigns

On July 25, 2014 at 11:39 p.m., Detective Billy Lane, was arrested and charged by the Osceola County Sheriffs Office for driving under the influence. Det. Lane was off-duty at the time of the incident and not driving a city vehicle. On July, 26th Lane was placed on administrative leave with pay pending an administrative investigation.

On October 9, 2014, Lane submitted his letter of resignation prior to any final disciplinary action. Interim Chief Giddens completed his review of all the relevant facts and evidence presented in the administrative investigation. The Chain-of-Command recommended termination in Lanes case. The sustained violations are:

1. Unlawful Conduct
2. Conduct Unbecoming
Lane is 42 years of age and has been employed with the Lakeland Police Department for 19 years. His yearly salary is $65,847.00.

Lakeland, FL Police Department
219 N Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 863-834-6900

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