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.

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?

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?

UTAH HOSPITAL TO POLICE: STAY AWAY FROM OUR NURSES!

WELL DONE EX-OFFICER PAYNE YOU DUMASS!

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The University of Utah Hospital, where a nurse was manhandled and arrested by police as she protected the legal rights of a patient, has imposed new restrictions on law enforcement, including barring officers from patient-care areas and from direct contact with nurses.

Gordon Crabtree, interim chief executive of the hospital, said at a Monday news conference that he was “deeply troubled” by the arrest and manhandling of burn unit nurse Alex Wubbels on July 26. In accord with hospital policy and the law, she had refused to allow a Salt Lake City police officer to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient. Wubbels obtained a copy of the body cam video of the confrontation and, after consulting her lawyer, the hospital and police officials, released it last week.

“This will not happen again,” Crabtree said, praising Wubbels for “putting her own safety at risk” to “protect the rights of patients.”

Margaret Pearce, chief nursing officer for the University of Utah hospital system, said she was “appalled” by the officer’s actions and has already implemented changes in hospital protocol to avoid any repetition.

She said police will no longer be permitted in patient-care areas, such as the burn unit where Wubbels was the charge nurse on the day of the incident and from emergency rooms.

In addition, officers will have to deal with “house supervisors” instead of nurses when they have a request.

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.

 

 

UPDATE AND FEEL GOOD MOMENT: SALT LAKE OFFICER PUT ON LEAVE…….

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As reported yesterday in DAWGS BLOG a dumass officer arrested a nurse for following the law, see post and video HERE, here is an update:

The Salt Lake City police officer who arrested and allegedly assaulted a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave, the mayor’s office said Friday.

In a body cam video taken July 26 at the University of Utah Medical Center that went viral Friday, nurse Alex Wubbels is seen explaining to Salt Lake detective Jeff Payne that she couldn’t allow a blood draw on a patient who had been injured in a car accident. Wubbels told Payne that the patient is required to be conscious to give consent, unless the patient is under arrest or if officers had a warrant.

Wubbels points out to Payne that these parameters are spelled out in an agreement between the hospital and the department.

Despite the warning, Payne is heard saying, “We are done, we are done, you are under arrest.”

He can then be seen grabbing Wubbels and cuffing her as she screams, “You’re assaulting me stop! I’ve done nothing wrong! This is crazy! This is crazy!”

In the video, Payne’s partner could be heard trying to calm his partner down during the arrest.

Another officer is heard saying, “I don’t think this arrest is going to stick.”

The hospital security camera also captured parts of the incident, including what appears to be officers forcing her outside.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski said there will be a criminal investigation by the Salt Lake City police department and the district attorney. As a result of the criminal investigation, the officer is being placed on full administrative leave.

“The only job I have is to keep my patient safe,” Wubbels said in a press conference Friday.

DAWG SAYS

I STRONGLY BELIEVE WE SHOULD SUPPPORT OUR OFFICERS BUT IN RETURN THEY SHOULD RETURN IN KIND. THIS GUY HAS NO BUSINESS BEING WEARING A BADGE.