Utah Detective Fired After Violently Arresting Nurse Who Refused to Break Hospital Rules and Hand Over Patient's Blood

The Utah detective who violently detained a nurse for refusing to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been fired weeks after video footage of the incident made national headlines, PEOPLE confirms.

A police spokesman says Jeff Payne was fired from the Salt Lake City Police Department on Tuesday in connection with the July 26 altercation, in which he pulled nurse Alex Wubbels from the lobby of the University of Utah Hospital, where she worked.

Payne’s attorney did not...

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