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Utah officer fired after nurse’s arrest caught on video

A Utah police officer was fired Tuesday after being seen on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw in an incident that became a flashpoint in the national conversation about use of force.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made the decision to fire Detective Jeff Payne after an internal investigation found he violated department policies when he arrested nurse Alex Wubbels and dragged her screaming from the hospital, department spokesman Sgt. Brandon Shearer said.

Brown said in a disciplinary letter that he was “deeply troubled” by Payne’s conduct, which he described as “inappropriate, unreasonable, unwarranted, discourteous, disrespectful” and said brought “significant disrepute” on the department.

“You demonstrated extremely poor professional judgment (especially for an officer with 27 years of experience), which calls into question your ability to effectively serve the public and the department,” Brown wrote.

Attorney Greg Skordas, who represents Payne, said his client plans to appeal a firing he considers unfair and over the top. Skordas said Payne would still be employed if the body camera footage hadn’t generated so much attention and blown the events out of proportion.

Payne’s supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, was demoted to officer. His lawyer, Ed Brass, couldn’t immediately be reached.

Tracy made an impulsive decision in ordering Payne to arrest Wubbels without first taking time to understand the facts of the situation and the law, Brown wrote in his disciplinary letter.

He said the order created chaos and unnecessarily escalated the situation.

“Your lack of judgment and leadership in this matter is unacceptable, and as a result, I no longer believe that you can retain a leadership position in the department,” Brown said.

The letter said Wubbels told investigators that Tracy minimized her concerns, intimidated and lectured her, and made her feel like she was to blame for the events.

The Associated Press obtained the disciplinary letters for Payne and Tracy through a public records request.

Wubbels’ attorney, Karra Porter, said they are pleased that Brown took action and recognized that the officers made crucial mistakes that have eroded public trust. Porter said she hopes the events are a catalyst to more public conversations about appropriate police behavior.

The case shows the vital importance of officers wearing body cameras and making those videos available to the public, Porter said.

“Without the body camera footage, it would have been a she-said, they-said,” Porter said. “Alex feels very strongly that her story would have never been told if it weren’t for the body camera footage.”

Asked about a potential lawsuit, Porter said she expects to meet soon with city officials to discuss next steps that could include settlement talks.

The officers have five business days to appeal the decisions by the chief.

The case received widespread attention after police body-camera video was released by Wubbels and her lawyer in late August.

The video showed her explaining that hospital policy required a warrant or formal consent to draw blood from the patient who had been injured in a car crash.

The patient wasn’t suspected of wrongdoing. He was an off-duty reserve Idaho police officer driving a semitrailer when he was hit by a man fleeing police in a pickup truck.

Payne nevertheless insisted on the blood draw, saying the evidence would protect the man.

Payne told Wubbels his supervisor said he should arrest her if she didn’t allow the draw. Wubbels was later freed from the handcuffs and has not been charged.

Both officers were investigated and placed on paid administrative leave after the video became public. Salt Lake City police apologized and changed their policies.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, opened a criminal investigation into the arrest and asked the FBI to determine if there were any civil rights violations.

Payne was also fired from a part-time job as a paramedic after he was caught on camera saying he’d take transient patients to the University of Utah hospital where Wubbels worked and transport “good patients” elsewhere.

Payne had previously been disciplined in 2013 after internal-affairs investigators confirmed that he sexually harassed a female co-worker in a “persistent and severe” way.

His tenure also brought commendations for solving burglary cases and being shot in the shoulder during a traffic stop in 1998.

Tracy, meanwhile, earned commendations for drug and burglary investigations.

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Ray Lewis’ Son Arrested

Ray Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

[Sports] Ray Lewis' Son Arrested

Two victims told authorities that Lewis III, a sophomore cornerback for the Coastal Carolina University football team, sexually assaulted them on Saturday, Jan. 23, at an apartment near campus, according to police records

Lewis, 20, turned himself into the police on Friday, according to a WMBF News Report. His arrest warrant alleges knowledgeable sexual battery of an 18-year-old female who was incapacitated from the use of drugs and/or alcohol.

[Sports] Ray Lewis' Son Arrested

Lewis III played at the University of Miami, his father’s alma mater, for two seasons before transferring to Coastal Carolina last year. In 12 games in the 2015 season, Lewis III was credited with 14 tackles.

SOURCE: USATODAY

OJ Simpson up for Parole

OJ Simpson is going before the Parole board in Nevada for a hearing tomorrow about his release. In what some say is an unusal the case the actual victim in this crime, the sport memorabilia collector that Simpson robbed will be testifying in Simpson’s defense FOR the early release.

Watch this clip from CNN to find out more!!

Bethenny Frankel’s Ex-Husband Jason Hoppy’s Arrest

On tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel’s ex-husband is put on blast for his being arrested after a confrontation with Frankel at their daughter’s school.

An NYPD spokesperson spoke to Us Weekly and said that in January 2017, Hoppy was arrested after contacting Frankel “numerous times via email and FaceTime, and approached [the] victim making verbal threats.” Hoppy allegedly approached Frankel at their daughter Bryn’s school and said: You can play your game. It doesn’t matter. You can get 10 lawyers. There’s nothing you can do to stop me. You’ll be sorry. The case was then adjourned until April 26, 2017. Then, People reported that Hoppy filed for dismissal of the case.

But, it doesn’t look like this will happen, as a spokesperson from the New York District Attorney’s Office told People that:

Hoppy was arraigned on additional charges, including one count of stalking in the third degree, another count of stalking in the fourth degree and some additional conduct. The case was adjourned to Aug. 8 for a decision on motions.

After Hoppy’s arrest, his former attorney Robert C. Gottlieb released the following statement:

There are no words to express how saddened Mr. Hoppy is over his ex-wife’s unjustified actions. His only concern is his daughter and intends to vigorously fight these false charges.

For the last two seasons, Frankel has opened up about her emotional and traumatic divorce that she says has been like torture. Now, though the divorce has ended, she still has to deal with her ex-husband since they have one child together. On an episode of Real Housewives of New York, Frankel talked about the aftermath of her divorce, saying:

I don’t know why I’m being punished this way. My custody situation is over, my financial settlement is over, my apartment is sold, and yet I sometimes feel hopeless. And I sometimes feel like my ex is untouchable and I’m not going to be able to get out of this.

Frankel’s friend Carole Radziwill has said on the show that Hoppy has sent numerous insulting text messages, calling Frankel old, ugly and implying that she’s a bad mother.

Jason Hoppy and his legal representation have denied the allegations against him.

SOURCE: HEAVY

CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED BY TSA AGENTS

Cheif Keef is back in trouble with the law in Sioux Falls, South Dakota following a show promoted by Kowabunga Music. Cheif Keef was arrested for attempting to bring marijuana on board his flight after being searched in TSA it was found that he had drugs in his luggage.

CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED BY TSA AGENTS

Keith Cozart, who goes by stage name Chief Keef, who recently released a new mixtape Thot Breaker is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia of marijuana and possession of between two ounces and a half-pound of marijuana. The jail log indicates he was lodged at 9:21 a.m. Monday.

Cozart was arrested at the airport, police spokesman Sam Clemens confirmed. Airport security found two THC edibles and four blunts in his luggage around 8:30 a.m.

Cozart was scheduled to perform June 11 at the Ramkota Hotel, 3200 W. Maple St.

CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED BY TSA AGENTS

Cozart has collaborated with other musicians such as Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent. His music is featured on the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.” He was dropped from the record label Interscope in 2014, amid reports of lukewarm record sales.

Cozart was arrested on a DUI charge in Miami in April, according to local10.com.

Police said Cozart failed a DUI test, and he told police, “When you find weed in my urine, I’ll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card. You’ll find weed in me,” local10.com reported.

The police report said Cozart had bloodshot eyes and had a cup filled with a drink containing cough syrup, soda and Jolly Ranchers, local10.com reported.

In January, Cozart was arrested on charges he assaulted and robbed his former music producer in California, TMZ reported.

SOURCE: HHO

Nick Gordon Arrested For Battery And Kidnapping

Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s former boyfriend Nick Gordon has been arrested for domestic battery and false imprisonment, Seminole County Sheriff’s office has confirmed to PEOPLE.

TMZ first reported that Gordon was taken into custody in Sanford, Florida, after his current girlfriend filed a police report Saturday morning alleging Gordon had beaten her Friday night and held her in her home. The sheriff’s office confirmed the charges to PEOPLE and said that Gordon was still being held in jail as of Saturday afternoon.

Gordon was previously found civilly liable for the death of his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown — Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown‘s only child together. He was ordered to pay $36 million to the estate of his former girlfriend in November 2016.

On Jan. 31, 2015, Brown was found unconscious and unresponsive in the bathtub of the Georgia townhouse she shared with Gordon. She was later moved to a moved to a medical rehab center in March 2015, before she was transferred to an Atlanta-area hospice facility, where she died on July 26, 2015.

SOURCE: WWF

Blacc Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Shooting

Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta on Tuesday was arrested on felony weapons charges in connection to the Young Dolph shooting in Charlotte during CIAA Weekend. Young Dolph, who was present for the festivities, was on his way to a show when his SUV was lit up with more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

Blacc Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Shooting

Earlier today [May 16th] Youngsta turned himself into police custody in connection with the shooting, although it is not clear to what extent he was involved. A representative for Youngsta had this to say: “Memphis-based rap artist Blac Youngsta has turned himself in on charges filed in Charlotte NC. The warrants served were based on lyrics from rapper Young Dolph’s Bulletproof mixtape. Youngsta will await arraignment while he maintains innocence and no involvement with the incident.”

Blacc Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Shooting

3 charges of “diss weap occ dwell/moving veh,” are listed, each with a bond amount of $15,000. Blac Youngsta, given name Sammie Marquez Benson, was arrested in North Carolina.

The story is still developing.

SOURCE: VLADTV