Utah: Nurse Arrested for Refusing to Take Blood from Unconscious Patient for Police

September 2nd, 2017

Via: BBC:

A US police officer who forcibly arrested a nurse for refusing to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave.

An investigation is under way after footage of the incident at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, emerged.

It shows nurse Alex Wubbels screaming for help as she is manhandled outside and handcuffed.
The hospital said she had correctly followed its policy.

Blood can only be handed over without a patient’s consent if they are under arrest or the police have a warrant – neither of which was the case in this incident, the University of Utah Hospital said.

Salt Lake City Police Department said both the officer involved and another police department employee had been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

2 Responses to “Utah: Nurse Arrested for Refusing to Take Blood from Unconscious Patient for Police”

  1. tm Says:

    I will never understand why Americans continue to defend the police. They have demonstrated over & over again that they are nothing but cowards, thugs & corrupt gangsters, protected from accountability by the only labor union that has any clout left in this country. Wearing a gov’t issued costume hardly confers respectability upon them.

  2. pookie Says:

    @tm Indeed. I get disgusted every time I visit the USSA and get subjected to the ridiculous airport TSA “security theatre,” as I know that I am 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.

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