The New American: Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case by Bob Adelmann:
Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who was violently arrested after trying to protect her patient’s Fourth Amendment rights last July, received a $500,000 settlement on Tuesday from Salt Lake City and the University of Utah which owns and operates the hospital. She waived any plans to sue, saying: “We all deserve to know the truth and the truth comes when you see the actual raw footage [from the officer’s body camera] and that’s what happened in my case. No matter how truthful I was in telling my story, it was nothing compared to what people [actually] saw and the visceral reaction people experienced when watching the footage of the experience that I went through.”
She is donating part of the settlement to people seeking police body cam videos in confrontations they might have with police. The officer who arrested Wubbels and forced her into the back seat of his cruiser, Detective Jeff Payne, was initially placed on administrative leave and then later fired. His supervisor, James Tracy, was demoted for the role he played in Wubbels’ arrest.