Detective Jeff Payne Of Utah Fired After Video Showed Him Manhandling Nurse

In a disciplinary letter, Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown said he was "deeply troubled" by the officer's conduct, which he described as "inappropriate, unreasonable, unwarranted, discourteous and disrespectful".

A department spokesman, Sgt. Brandon Shearer, confirmed that the Utah officer, Detective Jeff Payne, who had been put on administrative leave since the episode came into the spotlight, which had been captured by police body camera, was sacked on Tuesday.

Payne's attorney Greg Skordas argued firing Payne was excessive and said his client served the department well for almost three decades.

The Utah police officer, who aggressively arrested a nurse for refusing to break the law in July, has been fired from his job.

A police detective was sacked Tuesday for his role in the arrest of a nurse at Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Hospital who was handcuffed and shoved into a squad vehicle as she was trying to protect an unconscious patient's legal rights, according to The Washington Post.

"Your lack of judgment and leadership in this matter is unacceptable, and as a result, I no longer believe that you can retain a leadership position in the department", Brown said.

"Alex feels very strongly that her story would have never been told if it weren't for the body camera footage".

Porter told the Tribune she plans to meet with city officials next to discuss potential financial settlements.

Moreover, when Wubbels defended the hospital's policy - buttressed by a 2016 Supreme Court ruling citing that warrantless blood draws are a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment - she was rebuffed.

Video of Payne's arrest showed university police standing by idly as Payne manhandled Wubbels outside and into handcuffs.

The patient was not suspected of wrongdoing.

Payne by the by demanded the blood draw, saying the confirmation would ensure the man. Despite all of this, Payne appeared to grow exhausted of listening to her objections and said "We're done here".

Both officers were investigated and placed on paid administrative leave after the video became public.

The Salt Lake City Police Department said it fired Det.

The former officer worked part-time as a paramedic, but was sacked from that job on September 5 after fallout from his arrest of Wubbels continued.

Payne had previously been disciplined in 2013 after internal-affairs investigators confirmed that he sexually harassed a female co-worker in a "persistent and severe" way.

His residency likewise brought tributes for understanding theft cases and being shot in the shoulder amid an activity stop in 1998.

Mr Tracy, meanwhile, earned commendations for drug and burglary investigations.

Vanessa Coleman

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