Eberle, a married mother of two, is on paid administrative leave. The scandal has stunned folks in Lakeland, a city of almost , people halfway between Tampa and Orlando. In the investigation that followed, officials determined the officers allegedly broke department policies. I think we were pretty harsh in the way we handled it but, I accepted responsibility. The wife attempted to reach out to Coone's boyfriend, Investigator Ethridge. Sue Eberle, 37, has told officials that she had consensual and sometimes coerced sex with the officers and a firefighter, and that she once was propositioned by a city worker in Lakeland. The situation began with an allegation that a communications officer had a sexual relationship with two deputies, an investigator and a Walton County Sgt. Ranging from violations of agency rules, conduct unbecoming, inappropriate relationships, and violations of truthfulness, honesty and good order. Five other officers have been placed on either administrative leave or modified duty. She also said officers and some supervisors pressured her for sex, groped her while working and texted her photos of their genitalia. All rights reserved. Linesch's spokeswoman said Eberle is not granting interviews at this time. Now, all five employees have been fired and are without jobs. Three city employees have resigned, and others — such as the former assistant chief of the department — have retired. Eberle's accounts of the liaisons were largely corroborated by her sexual partners and others within the police department, and published in a graphic, page report written in an incredulous tone by the county's top prosecutor.