US Cop who arrested Utah nurse put on administrative leave

03:15  02 september  2017
03:15  02 september  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Officer who arrested Utah nurse placed on administrative leave . The Salt Lake City police officer who arrested and allegedly assaulted a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave , the mayor's office said Friday.

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The Salt Lake City police officer who arrested and allegedly assaulted a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave, the mayor's office said Friday.

In a body cam video taken July 26 at the University of Utah Medical Center that went viral Friday, nurse Alex Wubbels is seen explaining to Salt Lake detective Jeff Payne that she couldn't allow a blood draw on a patient who had been injured in a car accident. Wubbels told Payne that the patient is required to be conscious to give consent, unless the patient is under arrest or if officers had a warrant.

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A US police officer who forcibly arrested a nurse for refusing to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave . An investigation is under way after footage of the incident at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah , emerged.

A US police officer who forcibly arrested a nurse for refusing to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave . An investigation is under way after footage of the incident at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah , emerged.

Wubbels points out to Payne that these parameters are spelled out in an agreement between the hospital and the department.

Despite the warning, Payne is heard saying, "We are done, we are done, you are under arrest."

He can then be seen grabbing Wubbels and cuffing her as she screams, "You're assaulting me stop! I've done nothing wrong! This is crazy! This is crazy!"

In the video, Payne's partner could be heard trying to calm his partner down during the arrest.

Another officer is heard saying, "I don't think this arrest is going to stick."

The hospital security camera also captured parts of the incident, including what appears to be officers forcing her outside.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski said there will be a criminal investigation by the Salt Lake City police department and the district attorney. As a result of the criminal investigation, the officer is being placed on full administrative leave.

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Another cop was placed on administrative leave with pay in the handcuffing of a Utah hospital nurse who refused to take blood from an unconscious patient. Salt Lake City’s mayor and police chief apologized Friday to Utah Hospital nurse , Alex Wubbels, who is seen in body cam video screaming

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she "This cop bullied me. He said his boss, a lieutenant whose actions also were being reviewed, told him to arrest Wubbels if she kept interfering.

"The only job I have is to keep my patient safe," Wubbels said in a press conference Friday.

The University of Utah said in a statement that Wubbels had "followed procedures and protocols in this matter and was acting in her patient's best interest," according to CBS affiliate KUTV.

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After Utah nurse’s violent arrest, local prosecutors ask FBI to help investigate police .
District Attorney Sim Gill wants the FBI to determine whether officers violated nurse Alex Wubbels's civil rights.In a letter made public Thursday, District Attorney Sim Gill called on FBI agents to investigate whether the arresting officer or anyone else in the chain of command violated nurse Alex Wubbels’s civil rights or broke other laws during the July 26 incident.

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