Case shows vital importance of officers wearing mas cameras says nurses lawyer, after viral video became flashpoint in police inhumanity debate
A Utah police officer was fired on Tuesday after being construed on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to draw a patient’s bloodin an incident that became a flashpoint in the national conference about use of force.
Salt Lake City’s police chief, Mike Brown, made the decision to fire sleuth Jeff Payne after an internal investigation determined he infringed department programs when he apprehended nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her screaming from the hospital, a department spokesman, Sgt Brandon Shearer, said.
Brown said in a disciplinary note that he was ” deeply disturbed” by Payne’s conduct, which he described as” improper, irrational, unreasonable, discourteous, disrespectful” and said made” substantial dishonour” on government departments.
” You substantiated unusually good professional judgment( especially for an officer with 27 years of know ), which announces into question your ability to effectively serve the public and the department ,” Brown wrote.
Attorney Greg Skordas, who represents Payne, said his client plans to appeal against a firing he considers unfair and over the top. Skordas said Payne would still be employed if the body camera footage has not been able to made so much attention and blown the events out of amount.