NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – Two Connecticut police officers have been arrested next an Oct 2020 incident for the duration of which they had been found in a lodge jointly although on responsibility.
On Oct. 10, 2020, Norwalk Law enforcement Office Officers Michael Dimeglio, 38, and Sara Laudano, 31, ended up operating in the patrol division, officials stated in a news release. At about 12:47 a.m. dispatch was unable to get to Officer Laudano on her law enforcement radio or cellphone.
The law enforcement division applied its Automated Automobile Finding program to come across her marked patrol auto in the parking good deal of the Even Resort, along with that of Officer Dimeglio.
Supervisors spoke with hotel management and uncovered Dimeglio and Laudano have been in a place at the hotel. Norwalk officials reported the officers’ supervisors found the pair inside the area “not in a affliction to answer to calls for company.”
Both officers were being relieved of obligation and placed on administrative leave.
Norwalk Law enforcement say in their report of the investigation, “After consulting with State’s Lawyer Ferencek, a perseverance was designed that the conduct exhibited was further than departmental plan violations and a prison investigation into the incident was warranted. As a final result of this comprehensive investigation by Norwalk Law enforcement Detective Division Supervisors, arrest warrants have been attained for each officers. Mayor Rilling was promptly notified of the incident by the Main from the onset of the investigation, and was retained abreast as the investigation proceeded.”
Chief Thomas E. Kulhawik said of the incident and the investigation:
“While I am appalled at the habits and carry out that was exhibited by these officers while in an on-responsibility capacity, I am proud of the expert fashion in which the patrol supervisors of this office initiated this grievance and the subsequent prison investigation executed by the Detective Division supervisors. We have a significant expectation for our officers. We demand from customers this, as does our group who destinations a fantastic deal of trust in them. Intentional perform that violates that rely on and goes in opposition to the mission and values of this division will not be tolerated. Now that the Criminal Investigation has been accomplished, an Inside Investigation will comply with and the Disciplinary Procedure will start. I am particularly dissatisfied in the obvious dereliction of their duty to both equally the citizens of Norwalk as nicely as to their fellow officers. We will have no even more remark until right after the disciplinary process is entire.”
Dimeglio and Laudano turned them selves in to Norwalk Law enforcement on Tuesday. They are billed with larceny, reckless endangerment and risk of injuries to a child.
Dimeglio is an eight-calendar year veteran of the office. Laudano is a 5-calendar year veteran of the division.
They are equally held on $75,000 bond and are set to look in court Feb. 16.
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