Bodycam footage suggests Utah cop who violently arrested a nurse had orders to back down

Footage from Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Payne’s body camera appears to confirm the police chief’s claim that he ordered his officers not to push for a blood test from a car accident victim.

The video features Payne’s discussion with officers after he violently arrested nurse Alex Wubbels for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient without consent or a warrant. As a handcuffed Wubbels sits in Payne’s patrol car, the detective and his watch commander Lt. James Tracy confer about the situation. Their conversation appears to align with Police Chief Gary Jensen’s claim that his officers did not push to get blood from the victim and in fact told Payne not to worry about it because they could obtain the blood through other means.




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