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Connecticut police officers accused of drinking and ignoring service calls resign

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Two police officers of Norwalk, Connecticut, who were caught drinking on the job, resigned this week.

Officers Michael DiMeglio and Sara Laudano were arrested in January and charged with second-degree larceny and second-degree reckless endangerment. They were accused of drinking in their cruiser in a Norwalk school parking lot last October. The two were caught the next day in a hotel room after not returning service calls for a 12-hour period.

Laudano was also accused of drinking and vaping a THC pen with a baby in her cruiser.

The resignations followed nine months of legal battles. The officers requested and were refused a grant of leniency.

John is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.
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