One Officer In Nurse Arrest Fired, Another Demoted

(Salt Lake City, UT)  Salt Lake City police are firing a detective and demoting an officer involved in the arrest of a University of Utah nurse.  The department announced Detective Jeff Payne’s firing yesterday, saying his policy violations in Alex Wubbels’ arrest had “dramatically undermined public respect.”  The department also demoted Lieutenant James Tracy to officer for his role in the case.  Wubbels was arrested in July after she refused to perform a blood draw on an unconscious patient without a warrant or consent. 

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