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Thursday, November 02, 2017

University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels has agreed to a $500,000 payment to settle a dispute over her arrest by a Salt Lake City police officer after she barred him from drawing blood from an unconscious patient, her attorney said Tuesday. Attorney Karra Porter said at a news conference that the agreement with Salt Lake City and the University of Utah covers all parties and takes the possibility of legal action off the table. "There will be no lawsuit," she said.

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On Sept. 13, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced an internal affairs investigation had found [Det. Jeff] Payne and Lt. James Tracy violated several department policies during their interaction with Wubbels. ...

Police Chief Mike Brown fired Payne on Oct. 10 and demoted Tracy to the rank of officer. Both men have appealed the punishment to the Salt Lake City Civil Service Commission.

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would also financially back people in their bid to obtain body cam footage of police incidents.

It's time to hold them accountable.

Good for her. If this were 20 years ago nothing would have happened, the cop would still be on the job and she would be labeled a criminal.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-02 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Justice.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-02 12:30 PM | Reply

Justice.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ

yup! such "a laughingstock."

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-02 01:54 PM | Reply

Yeah, Cha-ching!!

#4 | Posted by shane at 2017-11-02 03:51 PM | Reply

I'd endure a wrongful arrest if it resulted in a $500k settlement.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-02 03:57 PM | Reply

The pigs got off easy.
But then, they always do.

"I'd endure a wrongful arrest if it resulted in a $500k settlement."

What leech wouldn't?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-02 04:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Dumb cops forgot there are three groups you never man handle: nuns, nana's, and nurses.

It never ends well for the cops.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-02 05:04 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

There was a college kid in San Diego that was held in detention (not even arrested IIRC) for more than 18 hours without food and water, or something like that.

He got a couple million. Sometimes, enduring an inconvenience can be starkly profitable.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-11-02 05:10 PM | Reply

I'd endure a wrongful arrest if it resulted in a $500k settlement.

#5 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2017-11-02 03:57 PM | FLAG:

I think most of the time they accuse you of spitting on them and shove a broomstick up your hoo ha. Payment is normally you paying the lawyer fees, losing your job, and going to jail.

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-02 05:59 PM | Reply

It's your gamble.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-02 06:04 PM | Reply

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Justice.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ

Nice to be white aint it?

#11 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-02 06:38 PM | Reply

Dumb cops forgot there are three groups you never man handle: nuns, nana's, and nurses.

No, they forgot that we all have cameras in our phones. Seems to be happening to them more and more lately though even with that evidence it is rare that the cops pay for their crimes. Had she been a black male she'd likely be dead and a jury could be found that would Acquit the cop because, hey, he shouldn't have been arguing with the police.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-02 08:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"There was a college kid in San Diego that was held in detention (not even arrested IIRC) for more than 18 hours without food and water, or something like that.
He got a couple million. Sometimes, enduring an inconvenience can be starkly profitable."

You seem to be referring to this event and could be more wrong.

It was FIVE days without food or water during which he even attempted suicide to escape death by starvation.

en.wikipedia.org

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-02 08:43 PM | Reply

shoulda been a million.

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-11-02 10:27 PM | Reply

If our justice system was working correctly, she wouldn't have had to throw a tantrum to get attention.

She would have been arrested and a judge would have seen the wrongful arrest and released her.

This is only going to encourage more people to shout and holler when they are arrested.

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2017-11-03 08:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#15

She's the victim.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-03 08:54 AM | Reply

Since the justice system is rigged in favor of criminal cops, this is the only recourse.

If I were on one of these juries I'd push for the highest award possible.

Get to a point where elected officials who are responsible for these dirtbags either have to clean house or convince voters that having a casually violent and authoritarian police force is worth paying higher taxes for.

#17 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-03 01:30 PM | Reply

500k is pretty steep. Give her 100k and the other 400k should go to a charity.

Also, the ex-cop should have to report to the nurse daily for a month so she can assign him bed pan duties or whatever duties she sees fit.
He tried to abuse his authority over her so he should see what it's like to have her in the drivers seat.

#18 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-03 01:34 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by boaz

Jesus wept.

You're an effin moron.

#19 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-11-03 07:26 PM | Reply

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