SALT LAKE CITY- A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious case said Tuesday that she was terminating with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.
Nurse Alex Wubbels and her solicitor, Karra Porter, announced the move virtually two months after they exhausted police body-camera video demonstrating Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing Wubbels. The footage described widespread attention online amid the ongoing national conference about police use of force.
The settlement coatings all possible defendants in a lawsuit, including individual police officers and hospital security officers, and the payout is likely to be divided among the city and the University of Utah.
Wubbel was following hospital programme when she told Payne he necessity a warrant or the consent of the patient to draw blood after a July 26 automobile crash. The patient was not under arrest or was accused of wrongdoing.
Payne had neither. He eventually dragged Wubbels outside and handcuffed her as she hollered that she had done nothing wrong.
She was released without being charged but has said the incident left her think panic-stricken and bullied. In a call for changes, Wubbel and her lawyer liberated the video they had obtained through a public registers request.
Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown has now been rationalized and burnt Payne after an internal investigation met he transgressed district policies.
Brown said in a disciplinary word that he was “deeply troubled” by Payne’s conduct, which he said brought “significant disrepute” on the department.
Payne is petitioning that decision, saying the firing was an unjust reaction to the negative publicity.
The patient was an off-duty Idaho reserve police officer driving a semitrailer when he was hit by a soul fleeing police in a pickup truck. He eventually croaked of his injuries.
Lt. James Tracy, a police bos who ordered the arrest of the harbour, was demoted to polouse and also is appealing. He said he intimated Payne consider handcuffing the harbour and that his superiors had never informed the committee of the hospital’s blood-draw plan, according to appeal documents.