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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Salt Lake City Police Department has fired the police detective who was video recorded aggressively handcuffing a hospital nurse who refused to allow him to draw blood from an unconscious patient in July ... Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown relieved Detective Jeff Payne of his duties and disciplined his watch commander, Lt. James Tracey, by demoting him to the rank of officer. The action comes after an internal affairs report released Sept. 13, which found that both officers were in violation of department policy. In a highly detailed "notice of decision" letter, Brown said the two officers failed in their requirement to treat all citizens "equally with courtesy, consideration and dignity." "You demonstrated extremely poor professional judgment (especially for an officer with 27 years of experience), which calls into question your ability to effectively serve the public and the department," Brown wrote.

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Anyone else wish they could put 2 in the dome of any ***hole who defended this guy???

I do.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 09:28 PM | Reply

"Liberals" here will say something like "you're just as bad as he is."

"Liberals" are idiots.

#2 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-10 09:30 PM | Reply

glad they threw us a bone now #takeaknee
jerks. they could have just said they found nothing violating "department policy." --they don't use the word or have the same concept as we do of LAW.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-10 10:10 PM | Reply

He will be employed 10 miles down the road in the next town by next week.

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-10-10 10:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

well, she _is white.
if not, i'm sure they wouldn't gave found anything that violated "deparment policy."
--dept policy always supercedes the law anyway.

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-11 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

gave = have

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-11 02:28 PM | Reply

Good.

I hear Trump is still looking for some more of the "best and brightest" to work for him.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 02:35 PM | Reply

I hear Trump is still looking for some more of the "best and brightest" to work for him.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-11 02:36 PM | Reply

Why does wrongfully arresting a white nurse have worse consequences than wrongfully murdering a black kid?

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-11 03:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He will be employed 10 miles down the road in the next town by next week.
#4 | POSTED BY FRESNO500

I honestly believe that to a great extent this is what causes more friction between police
and the public than most anything else. even considering my business I still want law and order. the only thing i really get completely anti-cop about is when a cop lets another cop break the law. and i wouldn't care much about victimless infractions but the civil rights stuff is to much.

#10 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-11 03:45 PM | Reply

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I honestly believe that to a great extent this is what causes more friction between police
and the public than most anything else.
#10 | Posted by ABlock

No that would be the drug war that trump and sessions want to keep fighting.

And the 2nd amendment which makes cops constantly fear for their lives.

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-11 04:08 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

i get where you're coming from but.....take the drug war, total BS but it is the law. if you're
gonna' play..be prepared to pay. we always looked at it like if we got busted the police was doing
their job better than we were doing ours.
i live and crook under the same 2nd amend. as everyone else and i don't worry much about
getting shot by the cops.
But i'm a white man.
there aren't any guns in prison and i'm here to tell you it's still MUCH better to be white

#12 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-10-11 04:20 PM | Reply

He didn't know the law and just like for your average citizen there is no excuse.

The way he handled the situation is exactly what is wrong with so much police activity today. Escalate and get confrontational and intimidating instead of deescalating and following proper procedure.

He should have known how easy and quick it is to get a warrant for what he wanted. Did he have any reason to ask for it though? I mean the guy was the victim of a criminal. Was it because he was hoping the guy had been drinking and get the dept and / or his buddies off for a high speed chase?

Unfortunately yes he will probably be employed by another dept down the street next week.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-10-11 04:22 PM | Reply

This doofus should hope that he, his family, friends or others near and dear to him NEVER show up in a hospital in the SLC area. His name is on a death list. Remember how Sunny Von Bulow was made into a vegetable? Even in these days of strict control of medication in hospitals, unaccounted slip-ups can occur. Experienced, well-trained nurses know how to kill in ways that are open to suspicion, but far from proof. Think of that the next time you cross a nurse...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-11 07:40 PM | Reply

He should have shot her dead instead, then he could make up a story, any story, and still have his job.

#15 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-10-12 07:13 AM | Reply

Best thing that could have ever happened. When I worked at Publix, I refused to do something against regulations (change risk levels of an assessment) and was just ethically wrong and I was terminated. That happens all the time all over the country because people think authority trumps what is right. The cop should be barred from ever being in law again. We have to send strong messages or it will never get better.

#16 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-12 12:00 PM | Reply

This is why I fully support body cameras on police that the police themselves have no control over.

All the data - all the time.

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-13 02:01 PM | Reply

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