Case indicates vital importance of officers wearing torso cameras says harbours advocate, after viral video grew flashpoint in police brutality debate
A Utah police officer was fired on Tuesday after being construed on video approximately handcuffing a nanny because she refused to draw a patient’s bloodin an incident that became a flashpoint in “the member states national” communication about use of force.
Salt Lake City’s police chief, Mike Brown, attained the decision to fire sleuth Jeff Payne after an internal investigation saw he contravened department plans when he apprehended nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her screaming from research hospitals, a department spokesman, Sgt Brandon Shearer, said.
Brown said in a disciplinary character that he was ” profoundly distressed” by Payne’s conduct, which he described as” inappropriate, absurd, unnecessary, discourteous, impertinent” and said produced” substantial disrepute” on the department.
” You supported exceedingly good professional judgment( especially for an officer with 27 years of ordeal ), which calls into question your ability to effectively serve the public and planning 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 said Payne would still be employed if the body camera footage had not made so much attention and blown the events out of balance.