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Utah Cop Who Arrested Nurse Fired
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The Utah Police Officer caught on video roughly arresting a nurse is off the force. Salt Lake City Police announced today that Detective Jeff Payne has been fired for violating department policy when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels in July.

As we previously reported, Payne was seen on body-cam video dragging Wubbels out of University of Utah Hospital after she refused to draw blood from a patient for him. It began when the two got in a heated argument when Wubbels told Payne hospital policy called for him to have a warrant or the patient's consent to draw blood. In the end, Wubbels was released and never charged and the police department apologized for the incident. Payne's supervisor, who was also at the scene, has since been demoted as well.

“In examining your conduct,” Payne’s termination letter offers. “I am deeply troubled by your lack of sound professional judgment and your discourteous, disrespectful, and unwarranted behavior, which unnecessarily escalated a situation that could and should have been resolved in a manner far different from the course of action you chose to pursue.”

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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