Jeff only wanted blood samples taken from a man, who was not under arrest and whom he had no warrant for despite the US Supreme Court declaring that it is a violation of the 4th Amendment to take warrantless blood draws.
But Jeff didn’t care. He wanted blood, warrant or no warrant, and he was determined to get it.
The video taken of this illegal arrest went viral and caused what is nowadays called ‘a shit storm.’
Detective Jeff Payne Follows Orders
Jeff told the nurse: “I either go away with blood in vials or body in tow. That’s my only choices. I’m going to follow my boss’s instructions”
Yoo, Jeff, follow my boss’s instruction is what all the Nazis said at the Nuremberg war trials. Just a Heads-Up on that for you, brother.
The nurse told him no warrant, no blood. And then Jeff went on the warpath, dragging the nurse out of the hospital and put her in handcuffs.
Despite the many laws and polices he broke, there is a silver lining to this rampage:
“I have lost faith and confidence in your ability to continue to serve as a member of the Salt Lake City Police Department,” Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown wrote in a letter notifying Payne of the termination.
Disrespectful and Unwarranted Behavior
And the chief goes on to say: “I am deeply troubled by your lack of sound, professional judgment and your discourteous, disrespectful and unwarranted behavior, which unnecessarily escalated a situation that could and should have been resolved in a manner far different from the course of action you chose to pursue,” Brown continued, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Deseret News Tuesday.
Interesting to think what the chief would have said if there was no video.
Jeff’s attorney said he will appeal the firing so we’ll have to wait to see if he really loses his job.
We should all be thankful for cellphone cameras otherwise this incident would never have taken place and the nurse would have an arrest record.
Oh no, not true? Has anyone ever heard of a police chief apologizing in the days before cellphones?
The Read More links are very interesting. They also include Jeff’s Linked-In account if you want to network with him.
We have lost contact with former Detective Jeff Payne since this happened. But then, he’s not important at all.
Just another thug cop who got called out on a viral video.
And shame on you Jeff for brutalizing an on-duty nurse.
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