“A Utah officer who arrested a nurse after she refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired from his part-time job as a paramedic.
Dashcam footage showed Detective Jeff Payne dragging a nurse out of a hospital and handcuffing her after she said his request was against policy.
Emergency response service Gold Cross Ambulance said Mr Payne had been fired “effective immediately”.
Mr Payne and another officer had been placed on paid administrative leave.
The company said in a statement that though Mr Payne was not working for Gold Cross Ambulance at the time of the incident, “we take his inappropriate remarks regarding patient transports seriously”.
The incident, filmed on 26 July, shows Mr Payne physically dragging nurse Alex Wubbels from the University of Utah Hospital as she screamed: “I’ve done nothing wrong!”
He was heard saying he would retaliate against the hospital when he said: “I’ll bring them all the transients and take good patients elsewhere.”
Mr Payne and other Salt Lake City police officers had requested a blood sample from an unconscious crash victim who was admitted to the burn unit and in a coma.
He said in a police report that he wanted the man’s blood sample to protect him rather than prosecute him.
But Ms Wubbels denied the request and handed the officers a copy of the hospital’s policy, which does not allow blood to be drawn from a patient who had not given permission or had not been arrested.”
The rest here with video: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41179342
And this is who these people are
Notice that he was fired as a paramedic but not a cop?
Gee, I wonder why?
Could it be that the PD thinks the only mistake he made was getting caught on camera?
Most likely ; This is normal behavior for a large portion of cops
The only difference is that he cannot make up a story to fit his narrative because he is on video
Do you think that she thought that she was safe that day?
If so pick one reason from the list below:
- She was a law abiding citizen
- She was a nurse
- She was going to be at work surrounded by medical personnel
- She had done nothing wrong
Did you pick a reason?
Well if you did you are as wrong as she was
Whenever you are in the presence of LEO and interact with them
YOU ARE IN DANGER !
Make sure , for your safety, you record every incident with them
Do not let them lie or exaggerate
Had this incident not been recorded, she almost certainly been arrested and charged with resisting/Obstruction !