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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
All i know is that nurse probably helps more people on a weekly basis than 99 percent of all cops do in their entire careers.
from above source and also from same source
Prosecutors in Utah’s Salt Lake County have asked the FBI to join a criminal probe into the violent arrest of a local nurse who was manhandled by a detective and shoved screaming into a squad car as she tried to protect the legal rights of a patient. In a letter made public Thursday, District Attorney Sim Gill called on FBI agents to investigate whether the arresting officer or anyone else in the chain of command violated nurse Alex Wubbels’s civil rights or broke other laws during the July 26 incident.
so seems the public attention to the case has attracted federal attention now
Gill’s letter specifically mentions Payne and asks the FBI to look into “other police officers and law enforcement personnel and anyone else acting under the color of authority, or failing to act when imposed with a duty to act.” That means the investigation could cover officers from the University of Utah and hospital guards, some of whom could be seen in the video standing by while Payne arrested the nurse.
originally posted by: diggindirt
a reply to: RalagaNarHallas
I'm thinking you are correct about the attention. Otherwise, why did it take him from July to September to decide to write that request? Had the nurse not made a fuss, it would have been swept under a rug.
Whoa whoa what--are you saying there comes a point in law enforcement when even common sense stops making sense and has to fly out the window? Would that be the point the officer's patience wears thin and it's time to shove someone around? Or shoot them? So we are all at the mercy of the officer's temperament at any given moment? Nothing is to be held subject to common sense if it conflicts with the officer's determination of what it takes to get the job done and get home?
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: diggindirt
Oh I misunderstood you. In the case in Utah they are trained and certified and I assume the medical facilities in the region are aware of who can do what.
Common sense and civility are fine up to the point you have a job to do and people start interfering in that job.
Jensen said his detective had talked to Payne about the situation before Payne arrested Wubbels. He said his department had no recordings of the call between the two.
While Logan police could have sought a medical subpoena to get Gray’s blood that was collected by the hospital, Jensen said, they didn’t. Police decided that they did not need Gray’s blood to proceed with the crash investigation, the chief said. He added that there is solid evidence about what occurred — including UHP dash camera footage showing Torres swerving directly into Gray’s semi. The crash remains under investigation.
Payne and a second officer — believed to be Tracy — should have been placed on administrative leave immediately, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said in a list of frequently asked questions she presented to the City Council on Tuesday. The department’s decision to delay the move until Sept. 1, the day after Wubbels and her attorney released the footage of the arrest, was ”regrettable,” Biskupski said.
Oddly enough you've made me respect and treasure some police even more.