Lakeland, Fla. (970 WFLA) - A new report from the State Attorney's Office says Lakeland Police Chief Lisa Womack allowed a group of job candidates to move on to a higher level of interviews for a public service aide jobs. That group included her nephew.
The first part of the hiring process includes a standardized test. The report says Womack's nephew failed that test. As per regulations, if a candidate fails that test, they would not go on to the next step in the interview process.
According to the State Attorney's investigation, Womack and her staff deemed the test unreliable.
Womack's nephew was eventually removed as a candidate for the position, but no reason was given.
Womack's husband is also named in the report and like his wife, is accused of bending the rules.
Last week, Womack submitted her resignation effective May 1st.
Photo Credit: 970 WFLA