Posted October 13, 2017 12:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

The video rocked the nation. It was a simple thing. A police officer wanted a blood test for an individual brought in following a traffic accident, someone who had been seriously injured. He wanted it, but he had no court order for it and there was no doctor’s order for it, so the nurse got on the phone and appeared to be trying to find a solution.

She got arrested for her troubles, and in the process became the subject of a viral video.

Now, that officer is looking for a new job and his supervisor is getting to climb back up the ranks.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown has fired one officer and demoted another in response to the July 26 arrest of University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels, according to records obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Detective Jeff Payne, who arrested Wubbels, was fired Tuesday. Payne’s watch commander the day of the confrontation, Lt. James Tracy, was demoted to police officer III effective Wednesday, according to the documents signed by Brown and sent to the men.

Brown’s decision is the culmination of an internal affairs investigation that began a day after the confrontation between Wubbels …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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