SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - Body camera footage showing the arrest of a University of Utah nurse has made its way across the nation. She says she was arrested for following the hospital's policy on refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient.
See the full, unedited clip from the body camera of arresting Officer J. Payne.
This video embedded is body camera footage from an assisting officer.
Friday morning, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown responded to the footage. The nurse, Alex Wubbles, also issued her own response:
This morning, I received a call from the Mayor of Salt Lake City and the Chief of Police. They both offered me personal apologies, which I felt were sincere. I have accepted those apologies, and I look forward to working with both of them to help promote further civil dialogue and education. The common goal of all public service professionals should be to provide the best care to our fellow citizens.
The outpouring of support has been beyond what I could have imagined. Since the incident, the City has taken this matter seriously, and I believe that positive change will occur.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has ordered a criminal investigation.
As a result of the criminal investigation, the officer-involved will be placed on administrative leave, according to the Mayor's Office.
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