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Former dispatcher admits to interfering with emergency call

July 11, 2018

DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) — A former police dispatcher in Connecticut who interfered with an emergency call involving her son will avoid jail time and instead pay a $500 fine.

The Norwich Bulletin reports that 55-year-old Ruth Bragg pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of interfering with police. As part of a plea deal, a hindering charge was dropped.

Police say the former Putnam police dispatcher failed to send officers when a friend of with a restraining order against 22-year-old Timothy Bragg reported the younger Bragg was nearby.

The victim, Amanda Larochelle, said Bragg failed in her duties as a dispatcher and violated the public’s trust. Larochelle is a firefighter and emergency responder.

A judge applauded Larochelle for speaking in court.

Bragg declined to comment.

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Information from: Norwich Bulletin, http://www.norwichbulletin.com

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