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Utah Officer Fired For Arrest Of Nurse, Recorded On Video

A video support taken from a military physique camera as helper Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City military officer during University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

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A video support taken from a military physique camera as helper Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City military officer during University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

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The Salt Lake City Police Department has dismissed a military investigator who was video available aggressively handcuffing a sanatorium helper who refused to concede him to pull blood from an comatose studious in July.

The video, available by a military physique camera, of a severe detain of University Hospital helper Alex Wubbels went viral, sketch widespread defamation and renewing a inhabitant discuss over a suitable use of force by a police.

Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown relieved Detective Jeff Payne of his duties and trained his watch commander, Lt. James Tracey, by demoting him to a arrange of officer.

The movement comes after an inner affairs news expelled Sept. 13, that found that both officers were in defilement of dialect policy. In a rarely minute “notice of decision” letter, Brown pronounced a dual officers unsuccessful in their requirement to provide all adults “equally with courtesy, care and dignity.”

“You demonstrated intensely bad veteran visualisation (especially for an officer with 27 years of experience), that calls into doubt your ability to effectively offer a open and a department,” Brown wrote.

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The occurrence was sparked by a box of an off-duty Idaho haven military officer whose car was struck by another engineer journey a military in a pickup truck. Payne came to a sanatorium insisting that blood be drawn from a comatose patient. Wubbels was arrested after “repeatedly and calmly” explaining to Payne that sanatorium process compulsory a aver or a patient’s agree before blood could be drawn. Brown faulted Payne for, among other things, not seeking to de-escalate his fight with Wubbels by holding his final to her supervisor.

“You inappropriately acted opposite Ms. Wubbels,” wrote Brown.

Payne and Tracey have 5 days to interest Chief Brown’s action.