Two Bridgeport detectives have been suspended over their handling over a pair of death investigations, including the case of 23-year-old Lauren Smith-Fields, who was found dead after a date with a man she met online.
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim expressed his disappointment with the leadership of the Bridgeport Police Department in calling for detectives Angel Llanos and Kevin Cronin to be placed on administrative leave pending an Internal Affairs investigation.
Smith-Fields died December 12 from “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine and alcohol” following a date with a man she met on Bumble, and her death was ruled accidental.
According to the police report, authorities arrived at her apartment to find “a young adult Black female lying on her back, on the floor” who “did not appear to be breathing.”
The man who had gone on the date with Smith-Fields, who ABC News is not identifying, is the one who called police. He said he had only known her for three days and that he visited her apartment for the first time the night before her death and claimed that she fell ill.