Full video footage on Deseret News shows that Payne threatened to arrest her if she refused to allow him to leave with a blood sample. "You're under arrest." He then dragged Wubbels outside as she screamed. The video then shows the detective dragging her out of the hospital and putting her inside a patrol vehicle.
Alex Wubbels was working as the charge nurse on July 26 when an unconscious semi-truck driver was brought into the hospital, the Salt Lake City-area station reported Thursday. The nurse can be seen in Payne's bodycam footage screaming and being dragged into the police auto, while he forcefully arrested her.
Wubbels refused, because Payne didn't have a warrant "or meet any of the mandatory criteria needed for taking blood".
An internal investigation is underway after an officer arrested a nurse who wouldn't respond to his request for a patient's blood sample in the wake of a traffic accident. Another motorist who caused the crash was reportedly fleeing from police and died at the scene.
"It is outrageous and unacceptable that a nurse should be treated in this way for following her professional duty to advocate on behalf of the patient as well as following the policies of her employer and the law", Cipriano wrote. He was also unconscious and unable to give consent for a blood draw. "What is happening?" Wubbels cried as Payne set her in the front seat of his unmarked vehicle. There were no charges filed against her.
Video from his body-cam was given to the news media by attorney Karra Porter during a press conference with nurse Alex Wubbels.
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"I want to see people do the right thing first and I want to see this be a civil discourse", she said.
The truck driver was comatose and sedated when he arrived at the hospital.
"When he started to come at me and attack me, I was already scared", Wubbels said.
A neighboring police department sent Payne, a trained police phlebotomist, to collect blood from the patient and check for illicit substances, as the Tribune reported. But Porter said "implied consent" law changed in Utah a decade ago.
"We've looked at our policies and we want to take steps to make sure something like this doesn't happen again", said Sgt. Brandon Shearer.
"I was alarmed by what I saw in the video with our officer and Ms. Wubbels", said Brown. "But people need to know that this is out there". "We're going, we're done, we're done, I said we're done!" She told the Tribune that she'd heard of other health care workers being bullied by police and noted that her video proves there is a major problem. "That's your property. And when a patient comes in a critical state, that blood is extremely important and I don't take it lightly".