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

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Looters caught by Local 10 cameras arrested by Fort Lauderdale police


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police arrested nine people caught by Local 10 News cameras looting Fort Lauderdale business despite the dangerous winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma.

Local 10 cameras showed a group breaking into the Simon’s Sportswear at Sunrise Boulevard and Powerline Road.

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Teacher Arrested Again After She’s Caught Having Sex With Another Student


A former middle school teacher was arrested for the second time for having sex with a student.

As the New York Post reports, 40-year-old Shawnetta D. Reece of Georgia was taken into custody Thursday for engaging in sexual conduct with a high school senior in 2015. The student was 18 at the time of the alleged incident.

Reece is a former gym teacher from Union County Middle School in Blairsville, Georgia. The interactions came to light when authorities were investigating the teacher on another instance of sexual misconduct; in 2013, she was alleged to have had a relationship with a 15-year-old student.

She was was arrested (see mugshot below) August 14 for the relationship with the younger student, and she has been charged with child molestation and sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority. On Thursday, she was booked once more on charges of sexual assault by persons with supervisory or disciplinary authority in the incident involving the older victim.

The Independent adds that in the case of the 18-year-old, Reece would be culpable even though the student isn’t a minor. The alleged act would be illegal because the student was in her care. “The student was

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Armed and dangerous suspect caught, bringing total to 5 arrests


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A man who police consider armed and dangerous was able to elude police Wednesday morning. His arrest was announced Friday morning.

At about 10 a.m., someone called police who noticed several wanted people armed with weapons. When police arrived in the 400 block of Iowa Avenue, they found a stolen motorcycle in the area. The neighborhood is near E. Platte Avenue and N. Union Boulevard.

As police approached a nearby home where the suspects were located, authorities say Nathaniel Marquez “rapidly fled the area” in a stolen white Ford Focus. Detectives tried to find the vehicle, but say Marquez got away. On Friday, his arrest was announced. Police also tweeted his mugshot.

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