The Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department is "broken" and Chief Lisa Womack should be fired, Polk County State Attorney Jerry Hill wrote in a letter sent Friday to city manager Doug Thomas.

The letter, which said the department doesn't protect citizens but puts them in danger, cites the arrest of an officer Thursday on sexual assault charges, the latest in a series of department scandals.

"It is past time for action," he wrote. "Chief Lisa Womack continues to prove she is incapable of leading the Lakeland Police Department."

In recent months, the police department has faced high-profile investigations regarding an sex scandal invovling several officers and an incident in which an officer asked a woman to shake out her bra during a traffic stop.

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