Utah Nurse Who Was Falsely Arrested Gets $500,000 Settlement

Nurse Alex Wubbels will receive $250,000 from Salt Lake City and $250,000 from the University of Utah. Officer Jeff Payne, who arrested her, was first fired from his job as a paramedic and then fired from the Salt Lake City Police Department but could be re-instated on appeal.

[Wubbels] will use a portion of the money to help people get body camera footage, at no cost, of incidents involving themselves, she said at the news conference.

Look for body cameras to be suddenly turned off at convenient times and for incriminating footage to go mysteriously missing.

Below is Payne’s body camera.  Notice how the university officers not only did nothing to defuse the incident where the city officers were clearly in the wrong, but (as pointed out by the Salt Lake Tribune) one of them actually slows down Wubbels as an assist to Payne in making the illegal arrest. Useless to dangerous at the most decentralized level.


7:15 pm on November 1, 2017