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Utah Nurse Finally Receives Settlement For Brutal Arrest

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Salt Lake Tribune / KPCW

In September, a terrifying video surfaced of a nurse in Utah being dragged out of a hospital for refusing to break the law and allow a police officer to take a patient's blood while they were unconscious.

The nurse, Alex Wubbles, can be seen in the video reading the hospital's policy on the rights of patients before the officer suddenly grabs Wubbles and pulls her outside before arresting her. The officer in the video was Detective Jeff Payne, who had no legal right to take the blood sample and acknowledges it in the video that was released.

Questions remain about why Detective Payne was trying to request the sample, and why he became violent when his request was denied. The patient was an off-duty officer from Idaho who was involved in a collision by a suspect fleeing police in a pick-up truck. He has since passed away from his injuries.

Detective Payne, who had a history of sexual harassment, has since been fired from his position.

Now, it seems Wubbels will be receiving her form of justice.

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