Former dispatcher accused of interference denied program

Courtesy: Putnam Police Department

DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has rejected a request for a special diversionary program for a former police dispatcher accused of interfering with an emergency call involving her son.

The Norwich Bulletin reports Judge John Newson declined Ruth Bragg’s application Thursday for the pre-trial program, known as accelerated rehabilitation. The 55-year-old former Putnam police dispatcher has pleaded not guilty to charges of interfering with police and third-degree hindering prosecution.

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

Related: Putnam dispatcher and son arrested

Bragg’s lawyer says his client was punished by losing her job.

Newson says the allegations are too serious for the program and her actions could have led to “catastrophic” consequences.

Bragg returns to court March 6.


Information from: Norwich Bulletin,

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s