A pair of investigations found that a Utah detective violated police policy in July when he violently detained a nurse who refused to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient.
Two investigations into the headline-making case of nurse Alex Wubbels found that Salt Lake City Det. Jeff Payne and his supervisor violated several department policies on July 26 when Payne dragged Wubbels from a hospital lobby…
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City Police Department has endured a growing wave of public criticism after body camera footage was released showing one of its officers arrest a nurse when she refused to allow officers to draw a patient's blood.
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(CNN) — Salt Lake City police apologized Friday for arresting a nurse who, citing hospital policy, refused to let officers draw blood from an unconscious crash victim. The arrest of Alex Wubbels, who was later released without charge, was captured on body camera video that the police chief said was alarming.