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Exclusive interview with U of U nurse in response to arrest video

Exclusive interview with U of U nurse in response to arrest video (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Alex Wubbels, a University of Utah nurse spoke exclusively to 2News Friday about the video of her controversial arrest.

Wubbels, was originally arrested after refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient on July 26, 2017.

Police body-camera video shows Wubbels who works in the burn unit, calmly explaining that she could not take blood from a patient who had been injured.

The officer, Jeff Payne, then handcuffs and pulls the screaming nurse from the hospital.

The body-cam video has now gone viral, and many Utah officials have publicly addressed the issue.

After criminal investigation of the case, Payne has been placed on full administrative leave.

Catch up on the story with yesterdays team coverage.




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