Lakeland K-9 Officers Suspended After Being Caught Speeding Over 100 mph While Off Duty

LAKELAND, Fla. — Lakeland officers were caught on their own dash cameras speeding across the panhandle at more than 100 mph.

Nine members of the Lakeland K-9 team have been suspended for their off-duty actions.

The officers were headed home after winning a competition in the panhandle, when a citizen reported that their caravan was traveling at excessive speeds.

Dashcam video showed that at one point the caravan reached 101 mph.

Five of the officers admitted to filling up the memory cards in their cruisers, so the cameras couldn’t record the trip.

“They also had their girlfriend, fiancé, they were talking to each other kind of like on a walkie-talkie as they went up there in this caravan. And for seven almost eight hours they don’t want that conversation recorded,” Gary Cross, Lakeland police chief said.

Besides getting unpaid suspensions of eight to 16 hours, none of the officers will receive merit increases or promotions this year.


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