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Fallout from Utah nurse arrest: Policy changes, apologies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw a patient's blood are apologizing that security officers didn't intervene and saying they've implemented policy changes.

The announcements Monday mark the latest fallout from nurse Alex Wubbels' release last week of the July 26 body-camera footage showing a Salt Lake City police officer dragging her from the University of Utah Hospital.

The officer has been put on leave and his agency apologized.

The policy change includes that nurses will no longer work directly with officers. 

But Monday's mea culpa from University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy marked his first public comments on the reaction by his officers at the hospital.

Brophy says none of the hospital officers have been disciplined but will receive additional training.

Wubbels and her attorney weren't immediately available for comment.

 


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