Utah cop who arrested nurse is a cop NO LONGER!

It looks like the police investigation sided against that cop who made national headlines by arresting a nurse who wouldn’t follow his command to take a blood sample from a guy who was passed out (and also turned out to be a cop).

From the Hill:

The Utah police officer who was filmed forcibly arresting a nurse who refused to let officers take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been fired, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

A Salt Lake City Police spokesman told the AP that police chief Mike Brown decided to fire the officer on Tuesday after an investigation into the incident.

The officer, Detective Jeff Payne, was seen on film dragging a crying nurse out of the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City after she prevented law enforcement from taking blood from an unconscious patient.

I know this is still a subject of debate, but the story is pretty much off the headlines, so I doubt the decision was made because of public pressure.

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