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Utah Case Highlights Need for Separation of Medicine and Law Enforcement

Utah Case Highlights Need for Separation of Medicine and Law Enforcement

. By Thomas L. Knapp In July, Salt Lake City detective Jeff Payne violently abducted Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University of Utah Hospital. Most accounts don’t put it that way — they use the word “arrested” instead — but Wubbels was released without charges because Payne’s actions were clearly an extralegal physical power play […]

Alex Wubbels, Utah nurse, forcibly arrested while reading policy to cop: ‘Somebody help me!’

Alex Wubbels, Utah nurse, forcibly arrested while reading policy to cop: ‘Somebody help me!’

Salt Lake City police are facing a public relations disaster over a video of a detective who arrested nurse Alex Wubbels at University Hospital as she explained its policy on blood draws. Body cam footage taken July 26 after an car accident shows Detective Jeff Payne forcibly arrest Ms. Wubbels as she explained the hospital’s […]