Here is another gem from the school of take no shit cops.....http://abcnews.go.com/US/utah-nurse-arr ... d=49615464
Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient in July, recounted to ABC News how she still is "not safe" since returning to work and believes the cop who arrested her was on a "warpath."
The police body cam footage from the July 26 incident instantly sparked a national outcry when it was released last week.
In the video, Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne is seen squaring off against Wubbels, who was working the night shift on the burn unit at Utah University Hospital. That night a man named William Gray was brought into the hospital after suffering severe injuries from a car crash.
Wubbels said she tried explaining to Payne that she wouldn't allow Gray's blood to be drawn unless he was under arrest or if there was a police warrant.Moreover, when Wubbels defended the hospital's policy, buttressed by a 2016 Supreme Court ruling citing that warrantless blood draws are a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment, she was rebuffed.
“I either go away with blood in vials or body in tow. That’s my only choices. I’m going to follow my boss’ instructions," Payne says in the video.
"I just said, 'Look, I'm sorry, we can't let you do this at this time,'" Wubbels told ABC News in an interview where she was joined by her attorney Karra Porter. "And [Payne] just got up and said, 'You're not sorry!'"
Wubbels, a former alpine skier who competed in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, then claimed the cop "jeopardized" her safety.
"Right then he was on this war path," she said.
In the video, Payne is heard declaring, "We're done!" and Wubbels wails as she's dragged outside of the hospital in handcuffs.
"I think I was able to keep my cool pretty well, because I knew I was in a tough situation," she said, adding that she kept calling Payne "sir" as she was ushered downstairs of the hospital.
Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown said last week that he "was alarmed by what I saw in the video with our officer." He said Payne and his supervisor have been put on paid administrative leave. According to The Associated Press, Brown's department has also adopted a new policy that requires a warrant or consent to draw blood.
Both Wubbels and Payne said they were simply following orders.
But some in the community were unmoved.
On Sunday over 100 people demanded the ouster of Payne, holding up signs that read: “Hands off our nurses” and “Fire Detective Payne,” according to the AP.
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Salt Lake City Police on Tuesday fired the detective caught on video arresting a nurse who wouldn't let police draw blood from a patient who had been in a car wreck.
In addition to firing Det. Jeffrey Payne, seen dragging nurse Alex Wubbels out of the hospital July 26, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown also demoted Lt. James Tracy, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Tracy was Payne's watch commander the day of the incident, which caused a furor online.
Payne went to the hospital to acquire vials of blood from a patient who had been in a fatal car wreck involving a police chase. The suspect chased by police drove into oncoming traffic and died.
Payne had been on paid administrative leave, KUTV reported, and an internal investigation at the department started the day the encounter took place.
Payne also worked part-time as a paramedic for Gold Cross Ambulance. He was terminated from that job shortly after the incident.