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UPDATE — Payday: Utah Nurse forcibly arrested for doing her job gets $500K settlement  

Try to remember the 3rd of September when cops were crude and vile and rotten: [Updated and Bumped] OUTRAGE OF THE DAY: This is the sort of thing that puts America’s law enforcement officers at risk – American Digest. Today that nurse got paid.

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient settled Tuesday with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.

Nurse Alex Wubbels and her lawyer, Karra Porter, announced the move nearly two months after they released police body-camera video showing Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing Wubbels. The footage drew widespread attention online amid the national debate about police use of force.

The settlement covers all possible defendants in a lawsuit, including individual police officers, university police and hospital security guards. The payout will be divided among the city and the University of Utah.

Wubbels plans to use part of the money to fund legal help for others trying to get similar body-camera video. She said that in cases like hers, video is essential to being heard and believed.

“We all deserve to know the truth, and the truth comes when you see the actual raw footage, and that’s what happened in my case,” she said. “No matter how truthful I was in telling my story, it was nothing compared to what people saw and the visceral reaction people experienced when watching the footage of the experience I went through.”

Nurse forcibly arrested for doing her job gets $500K settlement | New York Post

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  • Howard Nelson November 2, 2017, 6:56 PM

    Nurse now nurses no grudge.

  • Casey Klahn November 2, 2017, 7:15 PM

    I’d be able to use a cool half mil very nicely, but my feeling is that she got shorted here.

    You can’t fight city hall. Do not cross SLC and their *mayor*

  • bgarrett November 2, 2017, 7:57 PM

    Thats TAXPAYERS money. The guilty party didnt pay it

  • ghostsniper November 2, 2017, 8:11 PM

    You just witnessed grand larceny by the largest criminal organization in world history.
    Call it the “Human Lottery”, 1 human benefits and everybody gets to pay.
    The payoff should have been 5 times as much, and paid by the criminal.

  • Snakepit Kansas November 3, 2017, 5:26 AM

    The lawyer got half of the $500K.

  • Fuel Filter November 3, 2017, 7:07 AM

    Snakepit, the accepted lawyer fees are almost always 1/3 of any award. The ABA would not look kindly on anything above that, although, if true, I’m sure they’re giggling around the water cooler.

    You have a link to doc the 50% number?

  • Terry November 3, 2017, 7:34 AM

    Another cowardly cop gets a free ride to his retirement. Also, don’t get on the wrong side in Utah. The Mormon mafia has no ethics or Bill of Rights. Their daily read is not much different that the K-ran.

  • Terry November 3, 2017, 7:36 AM

    make that “different than”


  • Gordon November 3, 2017, 6:24 PM

    Different from, Terry. (ducks)

    If you read the real history of Joseph Smith, it’s like he took lessons from Big Mo. The path is amazingly similar.

  • Chuck November 4, 2017, 5:33 AM

    I’ve lived in Utah among Mormons for the last 45 years. I’m not very fond of Mormon bashing and talk of the Mormon mafia. Let me give you two Mormon positives: 1) they keep the place very clean and 2) their reputation keeps Californians from moving in. That they just lowered the DUI reading to .05 will go a long way toward keeping Utah the last western state to turn blue.

  • Fred Hedgecoth November 4, 2017, 6:06 AM

    Wrong decision. The cop was within the law. http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/04/arrested-utah-nurse-had-it-coming/

  • soapweed November 4, 2017, 9:59 AM

    Mr Fred: There is a difference between LEGAL and LAWFUL. The legal is many times not right…….

  • Casey Klahn November 4, 2017, 10:05 AM

    Fred: I’ll give you that any number of laws may offer the cop opportunity to arrest. She was the wrong target. She’s standing at the gate, but there are higher ups who need to stand in account. Cop was a bully, arrested the mouthpiece for the hospital, and was on a mission to CYA the cop shop.

    The mayor of SLC is a thug, as well.

    The whole place is dangerous to live in. If I owned in SLC, I’d look for the nearest exit to move my property or business.

  • ghostsniper November 4, 2017, 10:57 AM
  • Casey Klahn November 4, 2017, 11:49 AM


    Budd? Tripp? Coke???

    Utah is one screwed up place, idn’t it?

  • ghostsniper November 4, 2017, 2:42 PM

    Good catch!

  • ghostsniper November 4, 2017, 2:46 PM

    My neighbor has some acreage and family in Utah and I’m thinking about going out there next summer and looking at some acreage. As with most places, it’s not bad out in ruralville but in urbania the nutz rule. Friction does it. When a whole bunch of people cram themselves into close proximity the heat escalates and temperatures rise and the next thing you know retards start getting on each others nerves.