Assaulted Nurse Wins Police Brutality Case


EARLIER THIS YEAR A NURSE IN SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WAS
WRONGFULLY ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO DRAW BLOOD FROM AN
UNCONSCIOUS INDIVIDUAL WHO HAD JUST BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT. A
POLICE OBSTACLE, A DETECTIVE BY THE NAME OF JEFF PAYNE SHOWED UP
WITH THIS PATIENT AND DEMANDED THAT THE NURSE DRAW HIS BLOOD. PROTOCOL INDICATED AND THE LAW INDICATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE
TO DO THAT BECAUSE THE COP DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT, THE MAN WAS
NOT ARRESTED AND SINCE HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS, HE COULD NOT
CONSENT TO HAVING HIS BLOOD DRAWN. AS A RESULT, NURSE ALEX
WOBBLES WAS ARRESTED AND HAD TO FIGHT TO GET BODY CAM FOOTAGE TO
PROVE THAT THAT WRONGFUL ARREST OCCURRED. I BELIEVE WE HAD THE VIDEO
SHOWING THAT WRONGFUL ARREST. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT NOW. I HAVE POLICE ENFORCEMENT
BLOOD SAMPLE PAPER. IT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU GUYS AGREED
TO AT THIS HOSPITAL. THE THREE THINGS THAT ALLOW US TO DO THAT
ARE IF YOU HAVE AN ELECTRONIC WORD, PATIENT CONSENT OR PATIENT
UNDER ARREST AND NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS, THE PATIENT CAN
CONSENT. HE TOLD ME REPEATEDLY THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE A WARRANT
AND HE IS NOT UNDER ARREST, SO I AM JUST TRYING TO DO WHAT I’M
SUPPOSED TO DO. THAT’S ALL THE. THE SHE HAD HER SUPERVISOR ON
SPEAKERPHONE TO PROVE THAT SHE WAS NOT TRYING TO BE DIFFICULT
OR TRYING TO JUST AVOID COMPLYING WITH OFFICER. SHE WAS
JUST FOLLOWING THE RULES AND THEN FOLLOWING THAT HE VERY
FORCEFULLY ARRESTED HER EVEN THOUGH SHE DID NOTHING WRONG. THE UPDATE TO THE STORY IS THAT THE UTAH NURSE HAS SETTLED A
CASE FOR $500,000 HOWEVER, NOT ALL OF THAT MONEY WILL GO TO
HER. LET’S GO TO GRAPHIC 22. BY THE WAY, JUST TO SHOW YOU
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PERSON SHE IS, SHE SAYS THAT SHE PLANS TO
USE PART OF THE MONEY TO FUND LEGAL HELP FOR OTHERS TRYING TO
GET SIMILAR BODY CAMERA VIDEO AND SHE WILL ALSO DONATE MONEY
TO AN EFFORT TO PREVENT HARASSMENT AND ABUSE TOWARD
NURSES. SO SHE IS AMAZING AND A VERY STRONG INDIVIDUAL WHO IS
FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING THAT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. I LOVE WHAT SHE DID AND USING
PART OF THE SETTLEMENT FOR OTHERS THAT COULD BENEFIT FROM
THE BODY CAMERA VIDEO AND ACTUALLY GET JUSTICE AND I LOVE
THAT WE ARE ALSO BEGINNING TO DRAW A LINE FINALLY. THIS WHOLE IDEA, COPS ARE RIGHT
NO MATTER WHAT IS PREPOSTEROUS. NO ONE IS ALWAYS
RIGHT NO MATTER WHAT. WHAT KIND OF AN INSANE THING IS
THAT YOU THINK? IT IS NOT JUST A MATTER
OF A FEW BAD APPLES. IT IS THAT WE HAVE UNFORTUNATELY
GIVEN TOO MUCH POWER TO POLICE IN THIS COUNTRY BY
NEVER CAUGHT HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE SO IN THIS CASE THEY
WERE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND THAT IS A GREAT THING AND I
HOPE IT IS ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY SO WE CAN HAVE A BETTER
JUSTICE SYSTEM. NOT ONLY WERE THEY HELD
ACCOUNTABLE. IT IS INCREDIBLY RARE TO SEE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE
THAT PROVES THAT THERE IS EITHER EXCESSIVE FORCE OR WRONGFUL
ACTION TAKEN BY A COP AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE IS A CONSEQUENCE
OR PUNISHMENT FOLLOWING THAT VIDEO, RIGHT? WALTERS BUYS AN EXAMPLE OF THAT,
AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS LITERALLY RUNNING AWAY FROM A COMPANY GETS
SHOT IN THE BACK. HE WAS NOT AN IMMINENT THREAT BUT IT DID NOT
MATTER. THE BODY CAM FOOTAGE DID NOT CHANGE THE SITUATION FOR
HIS FAMILY AT ALL. IN THIS CASE THOUGH THE DETECTED DID GET
FIRED WHICH BY THE WAY, HE IS APPEALING AND THE LIEUTENANT WHO
DEMANDED OR DIRECTED HIM TO FORCE THE NURSE TO DRAW THE
BLOOD WAS DEMOTED IN IS NOW A REGULAR POLICE OFFICER. HE IS
ALSO APPEALING THAT DECISION. THE AMOUNT OF ENTITLEMENT THAT
THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE IS INCREDIBLE TO ME. GREAT TO SEE JUSTICE HERE. I
WISH THERE WERE JUSTICE IN THE WALTER SCOTT CASE AS WELL. BY
THE WAY THE COP IN THIS CASE ALSO PLANTED EVIDENCE ON TAPE. WE THOUGHT BUT HE GOT AWAY WITH IT ANYWAY BECAUSE APPARENTLY
SHOOTING AN UNARMED BLACK MAN IN THE BACK AND THEN PLANTING
EVIDENCE IS NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE
COULD ACTUALLY GET JUSTICE FOR ALL AMERICANS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *