A Norwalk police officer has been terminated for half a dozen violations of the department code of conduct, according to police.
The Hearst Media Group reports that Officer Anthony Santo was suspended without pay for five years after he was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted his best friend's daughter. The charges were dismissed in October.
Norwalk police have not elaborated on the circumstances surrounding Santo's termination, but cited him for failing to uphold police manual requirements, including violation of rules, conformance to laws, incompetence, unbecoming conduct and intervention.
"After reviewing the results of the internal investigation, I found just cause for termination based upon the totality of the facts and circumstances," Norwalk Police Chief Tom Kulhawik said in a statement Tuesday.
Santo was terminated Monday.