Progress

Utah cop who became internet-famous for dragging a nurse, kicking and screaming, from a hospital after she did precisely the job she was supposed to do, and was told to do by her chain of management, is now an ex-cop:

The officer, Detective Jeff Payne, was seen on film dragging a crying nurse out of the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City after she prevented law enforcement from taking blood from an unconscious patient.

The nurse, Alex Wubbels, told officers they needed a warrant, the patient’s consent or for police to arrest the patient in order to draw blood.

Payne told Wubbels he would “leave with blood in vials or body in tow” before placing her in handcuffs and dragging her out of the hospital.

So there’s the take-away:  if government oversteps its just authority and oppresses the living crap out of you, all you need is an epic tsunami of social-media revulsion to maybe, eventually, get some justice.

Feeling better?

6 thoughts on “Progress

  1. I assume his police union will file a grievance and he’ll be reinstated, with back pay. Because shut up.

  2. Even if Mr. D. is wrong, I don’t feel much better. If I were to manhandle someone in a hospital, I guarantee you I’d have more consequences than just losing my job. It should be the same with the police, and quite frankly the city council and chief of police ought to be looking for work now, too.

  3. Actually, if I were the nurse threatened with arrest, I would be pleased. Hey, no more mortgage, no more car payments, kid’s college fund paid in full, vacations in the Seychelles.

    CALL 1-800-LAWYER.

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  5. The warden of the Stillwater high security prison was just reinstated by an arbitrator after documented (his own documents as texts) serial sexual harassment.

    I bet Harvey Weinstein wishes he were in a union.

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