I bet. If she wants an apology, then fine, but this certainly shouldn’t mitigate any legal responsibility on his part. Handling anyone in that fashion, let alone a nurse doing her job in an ER, is obscene. It also doesn’t happen because someone had a bad day. A physical assault of that sort, under the color of law, is a reflection of the nature of that person.
The Salt Lake City cop who was caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and cuffing her now wants to apologize for his actions, according to a report.
“Jeff would love the chance to sit down and apologize for what happened here,” attorney Greg Skordas said about his client, Detective Jeff Payne, KUTV reported.
“If he could do this over he would do it over differently,” he added. “There is no question that Jeff made a mistake. I can understand the public being upset this was a troubling event.” […]
Salt Lake City police apologized for the arrest, changed their blood-draw policies and placed Payne and police supervisor Lt. James Tracy on paid administrative leave.
Police Chief Mike Brown is weighing possible punishment that could include firing after an internal probe found evidence that the officers violated several policies.
The FBI also is examining whether Payne — who has been fired from his part-time job as an ambulance driver — violated federal laws.
The hospital has imposed new restrictions on law enforcement, including no longer allowing cops to interact with nurses.
Wubbels hasn’t sued the city, but her attorney Karra Porter has said that could change.