Idaho Man At Center Of Nurse-Police Officer Controversy In Utah Dies

Idaho Man At Center Of Nurse-Police Officer Controversy In Utah Dies

Gray, who was a full-time truck driver, was also a reserve officer with the Rigby Police Department.

The patient at the center of the Salt Lake City police scandal involving the arrest of nurse and former Olympian, Alex Wubbels, has succumbed to his injuries and died on September 25, 2017. "Bill was truly the best of mankind".

KSL reports that the suspect, Marcos Torres, 26, was killed in the fiery collision.

The detective had been seeking to obtain a sample from the victim following a serious traffic accident, during which Gray's semi-truck was smashed into by a vehicle fleeing police.

Gray was assisted by police in dousing the flames that had engulfed his body following the crash.

After clearly explaining to the officer why she is not allowed to draw blood, Payne placed Wubbels under arrest, handcuffed her and forcefully shoved the University of Utah Hospital nurse into the back of a police vehicle while she screamed "Stop" and "I've done nothing wrong".

Police noted that Gray was burned on over 46 percent of his body. The nurse is said to have denied Payne's request, noting that he didn't have a warrant or the incapacitated man's consent.

An Idaho man who became the center of a patient consent controversy and led to the arrest of a Salt Lake City nurse has died from his injuries.

Payne and the supervisor who backed him, Lt James Tracy, were placed on leave amid internal and criminal investigations.

The body camera video shows Payne lunging toward Wubbels, grabbing her and pushing her out the doors, up against a wall and handcuffing her as she screamed.

It was the viral video that shocked the health care world.

Gray's family made a statement regarding the incident and thanked Wubbels.

'We would like to offer our condolences to his wife, April, and their loved ones, ' the post read. "Tonight, his body lost this fight", the police department wrote on Monday.

Chief Sam Tower said Gray was dedicated to the community of about 4,000 people and plowed snow from a sidewalk last winter so neighborhood kids wouldn't have to walk in the street.



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