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This Nurse Was Arrested For Refusing To Let Police Draw Blood From An Unconscious Man / Find out the details

Nurse Alex Wubbels was not criminally charged in the incident Which occurred .

A Utah nurse released police bodycam footage from a July incident where an officer dragged her outside a hospital, put handcuffs on her, and put her into a patrol car for refusing to give a patient's blood Which was being searched for
 to police.



The July 26 footage, released Thursday, shows Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, in a standoff with Detective Jeff Payne over whether the officer could draw blood from a patient who was unconscious following a car crash Influenced him.

Wubbels tells Payne in the video that hospital policy dictates that blood cannot be drawn from an unconscious patients unless they are under arrest or there is a warrant signed.

"I either go away with blood in vials or body in tow," Payne said.

The video footage shows Wubbels, who has worked at University Hospital since 2009, calling several hospital officials who repeated the policy on taking blood from an unconscious patient This is against the law.

“Sir, you’re making a huge mistake because you’are threatening a nurse," a supervisor is heard telling Payne.

“We’re done here,” Payne responds as he grabs Wubbels by her arms leading her outside the building as she screamed, "Help! Help Help me ! Somebody help me! Stop! I did nothing wrong. This is crazy Help me! "


"I'm also obligated to my patients," she tells the officer. "It's not up to me."

Once outside, Payne pulled Wubbels hands behind her back, handcuffed her, and put her inside a patrol car, telling her she obstructed justice by preventing him from doing his job.



"I just feel betrayed, I feel angry. I feel a lot of things," Wubbels said at the press conference. "And I am still confused. I’m a health care worker. The only job I have is to keep my patients safe." ( Which we did not expect such a thing )



 Wubbels, who competed in the Winter Olympics in 1998 and 2002 as an Alpine skier, said Thursday, according to the Desert News. "But blood is your blood. That’s your property."

On Friday, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown said in a statement that "within 24 hours" of the incident police began reviewing the footage and taking action.


An internal investigation by SLC police of the incident is underway, Brown confirmed in his statement.

Brown said that the officer has been suspended from the blood draw program and the department's blood draw policy has been updated. He added that all other officers in the program have reviewed the new policy.

Brown said he was "alarmed" by the video.

"I am sad at the rift this has caused between law-enforcement and the nurses we work so closely with. I want to be clear, we take this very seriously," Brown said.


"It is my sincere desire to get back to a very cooperative, respectful, and friendly relationship with our “brothers and sisters in white” we work so closely with. Salt Lake City Police Officers have a very soft spot in our hearts for all medical professionals. We know that if we are ever hurt in the line of duty, it is their caring hands that will perhaps save our lives one day," he said.

"We trust that [Salt Lake City Police] will quickly respond and rectify this situation," Herbert tweeted.

Chief Brown reiterated at a joint press conference with the mayor Friday that a final decision on Officer Payne's employment has not been made, but said his responsibilities will be "limited" during the investigation. Brown added that the investigation will include "all officers" who were involved in the incident.

Mayor Biskipski said a civilian review board is also investigating the incident.


The issue will be discussed


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