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Out of Control Cop Arrests and Handcuffs Nurse for Legally Not Drawing Blood of Crash Victim

01 Sep

This situation in Salt Lake City where a cop requests a nurse to draw blood from a comatose victim of a crash, When she points out that without a warrant or consent of the victim that it would be against the law to do so…He violently arrests her.

‘This is crazy,’ sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job

By all accounts, the head nurse at the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit was professional and restrained when she told a Salt Lake City police detective he wasn’t allowed to draw blood from a badly injured patient.

The detective didn’t have a warrant, first off. And the patient wasn’t conscious, so he couldn’t give consent. Without that, the detective was barred from collecting blood samples — not just by hospital policy, but by basic constitutional law.

Still, Detective Jeff Payne insisted that he be let in to take the blood, saying the nurse would be arrested and charged if she refused.

Nurse Alex Wubbels politely stood her ground. She got her supervisor on the phone so Payne could hear the decision loud and clear. “Sir,” said the supervisor, “you’re making a huge mistake because you’re threatening a nurse.”

Payne snapped. He seized hold of the nurse, shoved her out of the building and cuffed her hands behind her back. A bewildered Wubbels screamed “help me” and “you’re assaulting me” as the detective forced her into an unmarked car and accused her of interfering with an investigation.

The explosive July 26 afternoon encounter was captured on officers’ body cameras and is now the subject of an internal investigation by the police department, as the Salt Lake City Tribune reported Thursday. The videos were released by the Tribune, the Deseret News and other local media.

On top of that, Wubbels was right. The U.S. Supreme Court has explicitly ruledthat blood can only be drawn from drivers for probable cause, with a warrant.

Wubbels, who was not criminally charged, played the footage at a news conference Thursday with her attorney. They called on police to rethink their treatment of hospital workers and said they had not ruled out legal action.

“I just feel betrayed, I feel angry, I feel a lot of things,” Wubbels said. “And I’m still confused.”

Salt Lake police spokesman Sgt. Brandon Shearer told local media that Payne had been suspended from the department’s blood draw unit but remained on active duty. Shearer said Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown had seen the video and called it “very alarming,” according to the Deseret News…

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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3 responses to “Out of Control Cop Arrests and Handcuffs Nurse for Legally Not Drawing Blood of Crash Victim

  1. lkeke35

    September 1, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    What did I say? Honest, standup,White people gonna be next! They been test driving their ability to flout the constitution with Black people for decades. Now police brutality is about to get really real for White people in a way it wasn’t before.

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    • btx3

      September 1, 2017 at 11:28 AM

      The Chumphshit is trying to re-militarize the police in an attempt to gain his own Gestapo to suppress those who won’t march in lockstep with his dictatorship. That means a lot of white folks…

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  2. harfobama

    September 1, 2017 at 6:58 PM

     

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