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Utah police officer lost control when he arrested nurse, review board finds

Utah police officer lost control when he arrested nurse, review board finds

A Utah police chief will decide the punishment for a detective caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her after a police review board found that he had lost control.

Salt Lake City Det. Jeff Payne became upset during a long wait to draw blood from a patient, and his frustration spilled over when nurse Alex Wubbels, based on hospital policy, refused to draw blood, a report from the independent Police Civilian Review Board said.

“His verbal actions were loud, aggressive and overly mission-driven,” said the report, released Wednesday. It added that Payne “very clearly lost control of his emotions.”

That report and another from Salt Lake City Police...

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