"The Utah nurse who drew national attention after she was manhandled
and arrested for refusing to let a police detective take blood from an
unconscious patient said Tuesday she had reached a $500,000 settlement
with Salt Lake City and the university that runs her hospital.
Alex Wubbels and her attorney, Karra Porter, announced the settlement
in a late-afternoon news conference outside the Salt Lake City Police
Department, two months after they released body camera footage showing detective Jeff Payne handcuffing her and shoving her into a squad car as she screamed in protest.
terms of the agreement were confidential, but Porter told The
Washington Post that it covered 'all potential defendants' involved
in the incident. That included the University of Utah, Salt Lake City
police and several individual security officers from the university
who were present for Wubbels’s arrest but declined to intervene, Porter
"Wubbels and Porter were considering filing a civil rights
lawsuit, but the settlement now precludes that. The nurse had previously
stressed that her main concern was protecting hospital staff and
preventing the same conflict from happening again."
Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/01/utah-nurse-violently-arrested-for-doing-her-job-reaches-500000-settlement/?utm_term=.2dcc283a73fe
She should have gone for the lawsuit. She'd be swimming in millions.
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