SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police documents show a Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and putting her in handcuffs had previously been reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker.
The records say Salt Lake City police internal affairs confirmed allegations that Detective Jeff Payne harassed a department employee in a “severe and persistent” way in 2013.
Payne’s lawyer, Greg Skordas, said Monday that while the reprimand is a problem, it’s only one part of a decorated 27-year record.
Payne’s discipline history was released in response to a public-records request from The Associated Press and other media outlets as multiple investigations into the arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels play out.
Payne handcuffed Wubbels after she refused to allow a blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient, citing hospital policy.
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