A Utah nurse who was forcibly arrested when she refused to let an officer draw blood from an unconscious patient has reached a settlement worth half a million dollars.
Alex Wubble reached an agreement with Salt Lake City and the University of Utah following the videotaped and highly-publicized arrest at the univesity hospital’s burn unit.
In the police body cam footage of the July 26 incident, Detective Jeff Payne handcuffed Wubbels and placed her in a police car when she refused to allow officers to obtain a blood sample from a crash victim at the hospital without a warrant.
Hospital policy specifies that to obtain a blood sample, police need a judge’s order or the patient’s consent, or the patient needs to be under arrest.
In the police body cam video, Payne expressed repeated frustration after the nurse told him he would not obtain a blood sample.