Detective Who Wrongfully Arrested Utah Nurse Has History Of Discipline Problems

Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne, the Salt Lake City Police officer who wrongfully arrested nurse Alex Wubbels, reportedly has a history of discipline problems according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne, the Salt Lake City Police officer who wrongfully arrested nurse Alex Wubbels, reportedly has a history of discipline problems according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

About four years ago, Payne received a written reprimand for allegedly sexually harassing another department employee “over an extended period of time,” internal police records state. And in 1995, Payne was found to have violated multiple department policies related to a vehicle pursuit that involved the Utah Highway Patrol. He was suspended 80 hours without pay.

A May 2013 letter to Payne from then-Chief Chris Burbank states another Salt Lake City Police Department employee testified Payne had harassed her for a long time. “Your harassing behavior was severe and persistent and created a hostile, intimidating work environment for this employee, significantly interfering with her ability to work,” the letter states. Burbank added the behavior was “particularly serious” because Payne made unwanted physical contact and sent a “disparaging email.”

Here are the official records below:

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