LAKELAND, Fla. - Lakeland's police chief has been placed on administrative leave less than a week after announcing her resignation.
Assistant Chief Larry Giddens has been named acting chief.
Womack resigned last Friday, two days after losing a no-confidence vote among her employees.
The Lakeland Police Department was plagued the past year by a series of scandals. The department faced a sweeping sexual misconduct investigation, criminal cases fouled by search and reporting procedures, the arrest of an officer on charges he sexually abused and stalked a woman while on duty and a grand jury investigation into problems with Womack and the department's handling of public records.