Former Norwalk officer terminated

Norwalk Police Department.

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — In a release sent by the Norwalk Police Department today, a former officer has been terminated for various violations.

Anthony Santo was terminated on March 9, 2015, for the following violations of the Norwalk Police Manual:

4.1 Violation of Rules
4.2 Conformance to Laws
4.7 Incompetence
4.16 Unbecoming Conduct
4.28 Intervention

Norwalk Police Chief Thomas E. Kulhawik stated “After reviewing the results of the internal investigation, I found just cause for termination based upon the totality of the facts and circumstances.”

Police could not elaborate on any specifics regarding the violations.

In Oct, 2009, Santo, who at the time was a 18 year veteran on the force,  surrendered to Greenwich police, for allegations against him from an incident that involved charges of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. At that time, he was placed on administrative leave.

Santo’s charges were recently dropped by the court system. He was out on administrative leave without pay until yesterday’s official termination, according to Norwalk Police.


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