To add to what Heisenberg said....
Why the officer did this stuff is irrelevant. He violated department policy. He arrested a nurse at work for a "crime" that she did not commit.
So you disagree with us One Degree. We know that. You also disagree with the Chief of the Salt Lake City police department. You disagree with the mayor of Salt Lake City. You disagree with the nurse involved and the administrators and lawyers of the University of Utah Hospital. You disagree with the city attorney who has ordered a criminal investigation into the actions of these two police officers. It is nice that you defend this brutal officer but let me refresh your memory about what his superiors believe. Not your version of it. Theirs:
“Like many of you, I watched the video of police officers interacting with University of Utah Medical Center nurse Alex Wubbles [sic] for the first time through the media late yesterday," Mayor Jackie Biskupski said in a statement.
"What I saw is completely unacceptable to the values of my Administration and of the values of the Salt Lake City Police Department. I extend a personal apology to Ms. Wubbles for what she has been through for simply doing her job."
Sound like someone defending his employee for just being "nice"?
Maybe the Chief defends the officers?
“I was alarmed by what I saw in the video with our officer and Ms. Wubbles. I am sad at the rift this has caused between law-enforcement and the nurses we work so closely with. I want to be clear, we take this very seriously. Immediate steps were taken and within 12 hours, body cam footage was reviewed and an internal affairs investigation started. We've looked at the actions that took place, the policies that could have prevented it, and the training that must be done. Within 24 hours of this incident, Salt Lake City Police Department took steps to ensure this will never happen again. We met with hospital CEO and COO, Nursing Management Team, their legal representation team, and University of Utah Chief Brophy.
Most notable of all these conversations were that we apologized for the incident and promised to find a solution. Additionally, our policy management team continues to work closely with the hospital staff on improved policies and training.
To date, we have suspended the officer from the blood draw program. We have already replaced our blood draw policy with a new policy. All remaining officers on the blood draw program have reviewed, and are operating under the new policy and protocol.
It is my sincere desire to get back to a very cooperative, respectful, and friendly relationship with our “brothers and sisters in white” we work so closely with. Salt Lake City Police Officers have a very soft spot in our hearts for all medical professionals. We know that if we are ever hurt in the line of duty, it is their caring hands that will perhaps save our lives one day.
I believe we can learn from mistakes and from building strong relationships with everyone we work with and serve. By doing that we become a stronger police department.”
That does not sound like "aw come on. He was just trying to be nice".
...No one can make a mistake anymore unless it was a deliberate attempt to violate someone's rights.
Sorry. If you check our constitution you will not find an article there that allows those who violate anther's rights to just say, "Oops. My bad".
You ignore that this was supposed to be a trained officer who has been schooled in protecting the rights of others. Are cops held to a different standard than you and I? Yes. Why? Because if they do not adhere to a strict standard then the power they are given can be used to trample all over the rights we hold dear. Obviously you do not hold those rights as dear as the rest of us do. Pity.
Try to understand this. If the cop was not trying to help the victim then the nurse was wrong and he was right. How does this fit with your fantasy?
This statement does not even make sense. But it also doesn't matter. Intent is not at play here. This is a clear violation of the law and of department regulations. The nurse was following the guidelines she had been given to comply with a law called HIPPA as well as several Supreme Court decisions on privacy and illegal search and seizure.
Then there is the separate issue of unlawful arrest. That little thing is going to cost the city a fortune if the nurse wants it to. Political correctness has nothing to do with this. There is outrage on all sides. Did you forget that this incident happened in just about the "reddest" state in the union? And the people of Utah are outraged.
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