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Fallout From Utah Nurse Arrest: Policy Changes, Apologies

University of Utah Police Chief issues public comment
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 4, 2017 2:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw a patient's blood are apologizing that security officers didn't intervene and saying they've implemented policy changes. The announcements Monday mark the latest fallout from the release last week of the July 26 body-camera footage showing a Salt Lake City police officer dragging nurse Alex Wubbels from University of Utah Hospital. The officer, Jeff Payne, has been put on leave and his agency apologized.

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But Monday's mea culpa from University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy marked his first public comments on the reaction by his officers at the hospital. Brophy says none of the hospital officers have been disciplined but will receive additional training. Wubbels and her attorney weren't immediately available for comment, reports the AP. (Read more nurse stories.)

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