Nurse assaulted for advocating for patient

Nurse Alex Wubbels was assaulted by Salt Lake City police officer Jeff Payne after she refused to violate an unconscious patient’s rights by collecting blood to test for alcohol.

See the full video here–it is bookmarked where it starts to unravel, but you can scroll back to see preceding events:

The best reporting on this story that we have found is at The New York Times which reports:

The video led to apologies from the mayor of Salt Lake City, Jackie Biskupski, and the police chief, Mike Brown, on Friday and an outpouring of support for Ms. Wubbels, 41. Investigations by the Police Department’s Internal Affairs unit and the city’s Civilian Review Board are also underway, the mayor said in a statement.

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Please also send your comments to Salt Lake City Chief of Police Mike Brown at askthechief@slcgov.com. Your individual comments will make a significant impact. If you do write, please send us a copy at letters@truthaboutnursing.org Thank you!

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