Nurse Alex Wubbels is shown during an incident at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., in this still photo taken from police body-worn camera video taken July 26, 2017 and provided September 1, 2017. Salt Lake City Police Department/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

A Utah policeman captured on video grabbing an emergency room nurse and dragging her from a hospital has been fired from the department.
Det. Jeff Payne was widely criticized after footage was released of the July incident, when nurse Alex Wubbels, in accordance with the University of Utah medical center’s guidelines, declined to draw blood from an unconscious, seriously burned patient.
Also disciplined was Lt. James Tracy, who was with Payne when he handcuffed Wubbels and put her in a police cruiser. She was not charged and was later released.
“I have lost faith and confidence in your ability to continue to serve as a member of the Salt Lake City Police Department,” chief Mike Brown wrote in Payne’s termination of employment notice, KSTU-TV reported.
Tracy was demoted to the rank of officer. “Your lack of judgment and leadership in this matter is unacceptable, and as a result, I no longer believe that you …
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