FEEL GOOD MOMENT OF THE DAY: UTAH OFFICER TERMINATED AFTER NURSES ARREST

FORMER DAWGS BLOG “DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY” RECIPIENT TERMINATED.

10-11-2017

JEFF PAYNE

Utah police officer, Jeff Payne, who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw was fired Tuesday in a case that became a flashpoint in the ongoing national conversation about police use of force.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the decision after an internal investigation found evidence Detective Jeff Payne violated department policies when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her out of the hospital as she screamed on July 26, said Sgt. Brandon Shearer, a spokesman for the department.

Attorney Greg Skordas has said Payne served the department well for nearly three decades and questioned whether his behavior warranted termination. He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

Payne’s supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, was also demoted to officer. His lawyer, Ed Brass, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The case received widespread attention after the body-camera video was released by Wubbels and her lawyer in late August. Her lawyer didn’t have immediate comment on the decision to fire Payne.

It showed her explaining that hospital policy required a warrant or formal consent to draw blood from the patient who had been injured in a car crash.

The patient wasn’t suspected of wrongdoing. He was an off-duty reserve Idaho police officer driving a semitrailer when he was hit by a man fleeing police in a pickup truck.

Payne nevertheless insisted, saying the evidence would protect the man. Payne told Wubbels his supervisor said he should arrest her if she didn’t allow the blood draw. Tracy arrived on scene after the arrest and forcefully told a handcuffed Wubbels that she should have allowed the blood draw. She was later released without charge.

Both officers came under investigation and were placed on paid administrative leave after the video became public. Salt Lake City police also apologized and changed their policies in line with Wubbels’ position.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, opened a criminal investigation into the arrest and asked the FBI to probe for possible civil rights violations.

Payne was also fired from a part-time job as a paramedic after he was caught on camera saying he’d take transient patients to the University of Utah hospital where Wubbels worked and take the “good patients” elsewhere as retribution.

DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY: PAMELA CHIMTENTI…….

GO TO 25 SECOND MARK TO SEE HER

COMMENTS ABOUT HER SON BEING A VICTIM…….

UTAH OFFICER JEFF PAYNE: HAD HISTORY OF BAD BEHAVIOR

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Former dipshit of the day recipient on Dawgs Blog and Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her was previously reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker, according to police documents released amid investigations into the arrest that became a flashpoint in the debate over police use of force.

Internal affairs investigations by Salt Lake City police confirmed allegations that Detective Jeff Payne harassed a department employee in a “severe and persistent” way in 2013. It included several incidents of unwanted physical contact and a disparaging email, the records say.

Payne’s lawyer, Greg Skordas, said Monday that the reprimand is a problem, but it’s only part of Payne’s decorated 27-year record with the department.

Payne also faced a vehicle-chase complaint from the Utah Highway Patrol in 1995 that resulted in a two-week suspension without pay, according to the records. The documents didn’t detail the complaint but said he violated the police code of ethics on cooperation with other officers and courtesy toward other agencies.

The detective’s discipline history was released in response to a public-records request from The Associated Press and other media outlets as multiple investigations into the July 26 arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels play out.

Her lawyers are looking into Payne’s history and how the city has dealt with prior incidents, said attorney Karra Porter. Wubbels hasn’t sued the city, though Porter has said that could change.

Payne handcuffed the nurse after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient, citing hospital policy. The detective had support from his supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, who said Wubbels could be arrested if she didn’t allow the blood draw.

An investigation by a civilian review board found Payne had apparently become frustrated after a long wait to perform the blood draw and ignored the nurse’s correct explanation that she could not allow it without a warrant or formal consent from the patient, who had been in a car crash.

Salt Lake City police apologized for the arrest, changed their blood-draw policies and placed Payne and Tracy on paid administrative leave after the video from police body cameras drew widespread attention online.

An internal investigation found evidence that the officers violated several policies. Police Chief Mike Brown is now weighing possible punishment that could include firing.

IS THIS GUY GONNA GET FUCKED OR WHAT?

DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY: SEATTLE MAYOR (WAS) ED MURRAY…….

RESIGNS AFTER ANOTHER ALLEGATION OF SEX ABUSE COMES TO LIGHT

9-14-2017


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against the embattled politician. Murray, a Democrat and the city’s first openly gay mayor, said he was resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday so the scandal would no longer overshadow his office.

The mayor’s announcement comes after his cousin gave an interview with the Seattle Times alleging abuse, the latest in a series of similar accusations. The cousin is the fifth person to publicly accuse Murray of child sexual abuse since a lawsuit was filed against him in April.

Murray denied the allegations, as he has in the past. Previously, he called them part of a political effort to stymy his progressive agenda and support for LGBTQ and immigrant rights.”While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our city government to conduct the public’s business,” he said in a statement. “To the people of this special city and to my dedicated staff, I am sorry for this painful situation.”

Council President Bruce Harrell will become mayor upon Murray’s resignation. Harrell has five days to decide to hold the position for the remainder of Murray’s term, which ends in December.Murray, 62, was elected in 2014 after 18 years as a state lawmaker. In his statement Tuesday, he touted his accomplishments from his political career. As an openly gay state legislator, he sponsored Washington state’s historic marriage equality law and a landmark bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

As mayor, he raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, passed ambitious affordable housing legislation, and laid the groundwork for a city-owned sports and entertainment arena. He was a party to a lawsuit filed in March on behalf of the city against the Trump administration over its executive order on so-called sanctuary cities.But, in light of the latest allegations, he said it was clear it is best for the city for him to step aside.

He withdrew from the Seattle mayor’s race in May, after a lawsuit accused him of repeatedly raping a man about 30 years ago. Murray denied the allegations, saying he never heard his accuser’s name before the lawsuit. But he said he was dropping his re-election bid so the scandal would not overtake the election.

Delvonn Heckard said he was 15 and Murray was 32 when the sexual acts occurred, claiming that Murray paid him for them.

The complaint further alleged that Heckard was not the only child abused by the mayor. On at least one occasion, Heckard said he was at Murray’s apartment when another boy who appeared underage was there. “D.H. was of the understanding that Mr. Murray was having sex with the other boy for money at the same time,” the complaint alleged. A spokesman for the mayor said the allegations were unfounded.

Heckard withdrew the lawsuit in June to complete counseling, according to his lawyer. In a news conference following the withdrawal, Murray said the lawsuit was politically motivated. He vowed to continue his “progressive agenda.”

SALT LAKE COUNTY DA ASKS FOR FBI INVESTIGATION…….

IS THIS DUMASS OFFICER SCREWED OR WHAT?

JEFF PAYNE,UTAH OFFICER, WAS TOLD NOT TO WORRY ABOUT SAMPLE…….

OFFICER PAYNE STILL INSISTED BLOOD BE DRAWN……

A Utah police officer and a former dipshit of the day on DAWGS BLOG, See  rough arrest of a hospital nurse  has drawn condemnation put the woman in handcuffs even after investigators told him not to worry about getting a blood sample he was seeking from a patient, the chief whose department asked for it said Friday.

Officers initially wanted the sample as a routine part of a car crash investigation, said Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen. But after Salt Lake City Police detective Jeff Payne was told he’d need a warrant or formal consent to get it, colleagues told him that they would pursue another strategy.

“He simply said, ‘Don’t worry about it. We’ll go another way,'” Jensen said. Payne nevertheless insisted.

WUBBLES

When nurse Alex Wubbels held her ground based on the University of Utah hospital’s policy, Payne dragged her screaming from the hospital in handcuffs. Salt Lake City police apologized and put Payne on paid leave after dramatic video of the July 26 arrest surfaced.

Police spokeswoman Christina Judd said an internal review will look at the directions Payne received and how he responded.

Prosecutors also opened a criminal investigation that widened Thursday when the district attorney asked the FBI to look into possible civil rights violations.

Payne’s lawyer, Greg Skordas, declined to comment Friday.

Payne was supported by his supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, who is shown on the body-camera video continuing to insist that police have the right to get the blood after

Wubbels was handcuffed in a police car.

Tracy’s lawyer told the Deseret News that he’s been the target of multiple online threats and had to shut down his social media pages since the video was released. Attorney Ed Brass said Tracy has served Salt Lake City for nearly 30 years, and judgment should be withheld until a full investigation is complete. Tracy has also been placed on paid leave.

The patient, William Gray of Rigby, Idaho, had been driving a tractor-trailer in northern Utah when he was hit head-on by a man fleeing from Utah Highway Patrol troopers in a pickup truck.

The troopers had tried to stop the pickup for reckless driving but the man sped away, the highway patrol said in a statement. The pickup driver was killed when the two vehicles collided. The semi exploded and caught fire.

Gray was flown 75 miles south to the University of Utah hospital’s burn unit. Police from Logan, near the scene of the crash, were called in to investigate.

DAWG SAYS:

Did he also falsify a police report in his justification of the arrest?

SALT LAKE OFFICER WORRIED AFTER ARRESTTING NURSE (BODY CAM VIDEO)………

OFFICER IMMEDIATELY CONCERNED ABOUT FUTURE


As if assaulting a nurse simply doing her job wasn’t despicable enough, additional body cam footage shows Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne telling other officers he’ll “bring them [the hospital] all the transients and take good patients elsewhere.”

The footage, obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune, was recorded after Payne attacked and arrested University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels on July 26 because she refused to allow the detective, who also is a paramedic, to draw blood from an unconscious patient. That patient was the victim of a head–on collision following a police chase of another driver. Police are not allowed to draw blood from the hospitalized victim without a warrant or consent.

According to the Tribune, Payne works a second job as a paramedic for Gold Cross Ambulance.

SEE DIPSHITS BODY CAM VIDEO HERE:

The body camera footage provides interesting insight into the types of internal conversations that happen between police officers when something like this occurs. In the recorded conversation, Payne makes the already awful situation worse, which likely will raise further questions about his conduct in an ongoing internal police investigation. Now, he also faces an internal investigation at Gold Cross, the company’s president Mike Moffitt told the newspaper.

In the recording, another officer is heard questioning whether Wubbels committed obstruction of justice, and whether her arrest will stick.

Before making his peevish comment about “transients,” a word often used to disparage homeless people, Payne rightfully expresses concern about his employment as a paramedic.

“Wonder how this will affect my Gold Cross job,” he said.

Payne and a second, unidentified officer were placed on paid administrative leave after the video of Wubbels’ arrest went viral, the Salt Lake City police department said on Friday.

LETS JUST FIRE THIS GUY FROM ANY RESPONSIBLE JOB WHATSOEVER, HE CANNOT HANDLE THE RESPONSIBILITY OR THE PRESSURE.

IN ADDITION HE CANNOT KEEP HIS BIG MOUTH SHUT.