Officer Handcuffs Nurse for Refusing Blood Test on Patient

A dramatic video became another flashpoint in a national debate about police use of force and how officers treat civilians.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police department is making changes after an officer dragged a screaming nurse out of a hospital in handcuffs when she refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient. Nurse Alex Wubbels followed hospital policy and advice from her bosses when she told Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne that he could not get the blood sample without a warrant or consent from the patient, said her lawyer,…