Michael DiMeglio

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Service Record

Agency Norwalk Connecticut Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service January 17, 2012.[1]
Salary $204,602 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Resigned[3]

Commendations

2015 Meritorious Commendation Certificate

On February 26, 2015, DiMeglio received a Meritorious Commendation Certificate for "courage and conviction" after he and another officer "scaled the rocky cliffs in the thickly wooded area" to help a suicidal juvenile.[4]

Incident Reports

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2016 Insubordination

In 2016, DiMeglio was suspended for two days due to “insubordination” and for a violation involving the use of department equipment.[5]

2020 Dereliction of Duty

In April 2020, DiMeglio was dispatched on a report of a suspicious person. After he did not respond, officers found him asleep at his house.[6]

2020 Dereliction of Duty

During the overnight shift on October 9-10, 2020, DiMeglio and Officer Sara Laudano were on duty while drinking with a friend.[6]

DiMeglio received a call for a house alarm. On body-worn camera video, DiMeglio is shown working to clear the home with his service weapon drawn.[6]

DiMeglio, Laudano, and the friend met up in a school parking lot to continue drinking for at least two hours.[6]

DiMeglio received three calls for service, which he claimed to have responded to. All of the reporting parties later said that they had not been contacted by an officer.[6]

Later in the shift, police dispatchers attempted to reach Laudano by radio and cell phone. When she did not respond, they tracked the GPS in her police cruiser to a hotel, where they found DiMeglio and Laudano who were "not in a condition to respond to calls for service".[3][6]

Response Timeline

DiMeglio and Laudano were placed on administrative leave.[3]

An internal investigaton found that DiMeglio and Laudano had "betrayed the public trust".[3]

On January 5, 2021, DiMeglio and Laudano were charged with second-degree larceny and second-degree reckless endangerment.[3][7]

On March 10, 2021, DiMeglio and Laudano were decertified by the state's Police Officer Standards and Training Council, which prevents them from working as police officers in the state.[8]

On September 29, 2021, a judge denied DiMeglio's request to enter an accelerated rehabilitation program, which could have led to the charges being dropped. The judge described the charges as "too serious".[9]

On October 15, 2021, DiMeglio and Laudano resigned.[3]

On March 24, 2022, DiMeglio pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of sixth-degree larceny and second-degree reckless endangerment and was fined $1,000. DiMeglio will not be eligible to recertify as a police officer in the state.[3][10]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
Ratings Definitions

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