Utah Police apologizes for arresting nurse

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Sometime in July, an Utah nurse, Alex Wubbels, refused to let officers draw blood from an unconscious crash victim. The arrest was recorded by a body camera which the officer wore that day.

The crash victim was admitted to the University of Utah Hospital burn unit in a coma. Though the man was not a suspect in the wreck, which killed the other driver, police asked for his blood to be drawn.

Alex who boldly opposed the move read out the hospital policy to the officers informing them that their request has not met the criteria.

Salt Lake City police apologized last Friday. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski called the actions of the officers “completely unacceptable” and apologized to Alex.

“It was not necessary, and that’s what we are here to say and we are truly apologetic,” the mayor said at a news conference Friday.

 

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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