Chief: Norwalk officers accused of drinking on the job at hotel resign

Two Norwalk police officers accused of drinking on the job and ignoring service calls resigned last week, according to Chief of Police Thomas Kulhawik.

News 12 Staff

Oct 19, 2021, 10:41 PM

Updated 941 days ago

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Two Norwalk police officers accused of drinking on the job and ignoring service calls resigned last week, according to Chief of Police Thomas Kulhawik.
News 12 has reported that police officers Michael Dimeglio and Sara Laudano turned themselves in on Jan. 5 on charges of second-degree larceny and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Their arrest warrants say on the afternoon of Oct. 9, the two were seen on camera drinking alcohol at Donovan's restaurant just before their shifts began.
Once on the clock, they each allegedly had another drink in the parking lot of the police department. Laudano is also accused of taking a hit of THC from a vape pen.
Police say the two have a baby together, who was with them at the time. Just before Laudano responded to her first call, she allegedly put the child in her patrol car, drove to get beer, then dropped the child off with her wife.
Court documents show after that call, Laudano spent four hours in the parking lot of High Road School drinking. She allegedly didn't respond to two calls that came in.
Last month, a judge denied Dimeglio's application for accelerated rehabilitation, a pretrial program that allows a defendant to be on probation for a year and not admit guilt. If no other crimes are committed, the charges disappear.



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