A pair of Connecticut cops who were busted together inside a Norwalk hotel room while on duty are now facing criminal charges.
But police won’t say why.
Officers Sara Laudano, 31, and Michael Dimeglio, 38, were suspended after they were nabbed inside the Even Hotel on Oct. 10 while “not in a condition to respond to calls for service,” city officials said on Facebook on Tuesday.
Police brass put the two cops on administrative leave and launched an investigation that later led to arrest warrants being issued — but they’re still mum on details of the sordid incident.
Both officers surrendered Tuesday to face charges of larceny and reckless endangerment, and both were ordered held on $75,000 bonds.
However, Laudano, a five-year veteran of the department was also charged with risk of injury to a child in the case.
“While I am appalled at the behavior of the conduct that was exhibited by these officers while in an on-duty capacity, I am proud of the professional manner in which the patrol supervisors of this department initiated this complaint,” Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik said in the statement. “We have a high expectation of our officers.”
According to police, the incident began to unfold when police dispatchers couldn’t reach Laudano on her radio or her mobile phone shortly before 1 a.m. Oct. 10.
Police located her squad car using the vehicle’s tracking device and sent an officer to the scene — which turned out to be the hotel, the department said.
Supervisors were dispatched to the Main Avenue site when Dimeglio’s squad car was also spotted in the parking lot — and a hotel manager said the pair were in a room.
Detectives then launched an investigation — which led to the arrests.
“As a result of the information uncovered regarding the scope of the conduct of the officers in the hours leading up to being located… a determination was made that the conduct exhibited was beyond departmental policy violations and a criminal investigation was warranted,” the police statement said.
But the department added that, “we will have no further comment until after the disciplinary process is complete.”