Cop Who Violently Arrested Nurse For Refusing To Draw Blood Gets Fired From Second Job

He is also on administrative leave from his job as a police officer.

By Gina Tron

The Utah police detective, featured in a body cam video gone viral, who unlawfully arrested a nurse after she refused to let him take a blood sample from an unconscious patient without a warrant, was fired from his second job on Tuesday.

According to Reuters, Jeff Payne was terminated from his part-time job at Gold Cross Ambulance service over the comments he made while taking nurse Alex Wubbels into custody.

In one of his comments captured on the body cam video, Payne said he would start taking transients to University of Utah Hospital, where Wubbels worked, while transporting "good" patients to another hospital.

"Those remarks are just not reflective of our company's philosophy and the service we provide and because of that behavior we felt we had to separate ways," Gold Cross president Mike Moffitt told Reuters."His comments reflected poorly on the company and violated several company policies."

Payne has also been placed administrative leave by the Salt Lake City Police Department over the incident.

"I'm not here to police the police," Alex Wubbels told TODAY on Monday. "The police need to do that if they're going to regain any kind of trust by me or, I think, the public."

The unconscious man in question was badly injured in a car crash during a police chase, according to Reuters.

[Photo: YouTube]

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