WEB EXTRA: Full clip of body cam after nurse arrest

Salt Lake County DA orders criminal investigation into the incident

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. 

"This is an ever evolving situation, and we will do what is necessary to fully investigate the issue, uphold the integrity of the Salt Lake City Police Department, and strengthen the trust with our community," said Chief Mike Brown
 
"We cannot allow an incident like this divide our community or taint the good work of SLCPD," said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. "When I learned of this unacceptable incident last night, I was outraged and will ensure it is fully and independently investigated so our community can heal."

 


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