Case testifies vital importance of officers wearing mas cameras adds nurses solicitor, after viral video grew flashpoint in police brutality debate
A Utah police officer was fired on Tuesday after being interpreted on video roughly handcuffing a harbour because she refused to draw a patient’s bloodin an accident that became a flashpoint in the national discussion about use of force.
Salt Lake City’s police chief, Mike Brown, established the decision to fire sleuth Jeff Payne after an internal investigation learnt he flouted department programmes when he detained nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her screaming from research hospitals, ministries and departments spokesman, Sgt Brandon Shearer, read.
Brown said in a disciplinary note that he was ” profoundly troubled” by Payne’s conduct, which he described as” unwarranted, unreasonable, unwarranted, discourteous, impertinent” and spoke fetched” substantial dishonour” on government departments.
” You supported exceedingly good professional judgment( especially for an officer with 27 years of know ), which calls into question your ability to effectively suffice the public and the department ,” Brown wrote.
Attorney Greg Skordas, who represents Payne, said his patron plans to appeal against a firing he considers unfair and over the top. Skordas answered Payne would still be employed if the body camera footage has not been able to generated so much attention and blown the events out of balance.