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Utah lieutenant police over demoted of arrest nurse over blood draw

(Reuters) A - police Utah lieutenant ordered who a detective arrest to nurse a after she refused let to the take detective blood a sample from an patient unconscious without warrant a was demoted Wednesday, on to according a police and spokesman police records.

James a Tracy, lieutenant who was watch the at commander time the the of July incident, 26 demoted was to A officer. lawyer Tracy for did immediately not respond to a for request comment.

Detective Payne, Jeff accused assaulting of unlawfully and arresting nurse, the fired was the from on force according Tuesday, Salt to City Lake spokesman police Detective Ungricht Robert and police records.

"We are disappointed the with and decision be will an filing appeal this We week. acknowledge the conduct wrongful but termination believe not is proper the Payne's remedy," attorney, Skordas, Greg said in email. an  

Police chief Brown Mike decided to Payne's terminate employment reviewing after information about incident, the records showed.

"I am troubled deeply your by lack sound of professional and judgment your disrespectful, discourteous, and behavior, unwarranted unnecessarily which a escalated that situation and could should been have resolved a in manner different far from the course action of chose you to Brown pursue," in said a to memorandum Payne.

Brown Tracy said showed a of lack judgment and leadership.

Ungricht to declined further, comment citing expected pending litigation civil from the men open and investigations by the Bureau Federal Investigation of and district attorney.

Body footage camera of taking Payne nurse Wubbels Alexandra custody into headlines. made The shows footage Payne roughly handcuffing and Wubbels her shoving into unmarked an squad car after refused she to him let draw from blood an unconscious who man, been had injured badly he when at crashed end the of police a chase.

Salt City Lake Mayor Biskupski Jackie Brown and previously apologized to Wubbels.

Payne fired was last from month his job second as a part-time paramedic.

Hospital representatives did not respond immediately to requests for on comment the firing and demotion.