Case establishes vital importance of officers wearing body cameras says wet-nurses lawyer, after viral video grew flashpoint in police brutality debate
A Utah police officer was fired on Tuesday after being read on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to draw a patient’s bloodin an incident that became a flashpoint in “the member states national” exchange about use of force.
Salt Lake City’s police chief, Mike Brown, made the decision to fire investigator Jeff Payne after an internal investigation acquired he infringed department policies when he detained nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her screaming from research hospitals, a department spokesman, Sgt Brandon Shearer, said.
Brown said in a disciplinary note that he was ” deeply troubled” by Payne’s conduct, which he described as” inappropriate, irrational, unreasonable, discourteous, insulting” and said brought” significant disfavour” on the department.
” You supported terribly poor professional judgement( especially for an officer with 27 years of event ), which announces into question your ability to effectively dish the public and the department ,” Brown wrote.
Attorney Greg Skordas, who represents Payne, said his buyer plans to appeal against a firing he considers unjust and over the top. Skordas said Payne would still be employed if their own bodies camera footage has not been able to rendered so much attention and blown the events out of amount.