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Case Study The Arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels


2017 – Year in Review •  April 17 – U of U cancer center CEO removed from post •  April 24 – Man denied lung transplant for smoking marijuana dies

•  Aug. 14 – Eye center recalls safety glasses distributed for solar eclipse

•  April 26 – CEO of cancer center reinstated

•  Aug. 14 – Racist posters found on University campus

•  April 28 – SVP/Health system CEO steps down

•  Aug. 17 – SLCPD met with Nurse Wubbels and attorney to show video; first draft of department policy

•  May 1 – University president announces he will retire after new president is named

•  Aug. 25 – Policy III-861 released with updates to SLCPD

•  May 3 – Interim SVP/Health system CEO named

•  Aug. 31 – Video of nurse arrested goes viral

•  May 10 – Outside attorney asked to help negotiate and examine funding

•  Sept. 1 – Chief Brown & Mayor press conference

•  July 21 – University’s business school accepts controversial gift from Koch Foundation

•  Sept. 4 – University Hospital administration and U of U host joint press conference to address Wubbels incident •  Sept. 27 – Controversial speaker Ben Shapiro visits campus

•  July 26 – Burn Center Nurse Alex Wubbels wrongfully arrested; SLCPD admin notified

•  Oct. 5 – University Board of Trustees agree to new MOU with cancer foundation

•  July 27 – SLCPD opened IA investigation, met with UofU hospital CEO, COO, Nursing Management Team to apologize; not indicative of expected PD behavior

•  Oct. 19 – state legislative audit cites University for issues in donation from Patrick Soon-Shiong

•  Aug. 7 – SLCPD trains all officers on new blood draw

•  Oct. 31 – University student ChenWei Guo killed in shooting on campus •  Nov. 1 – Settlement reached with nurse, University and SLC


July 26, 2017


July 27 – Aug 25, 2017 July 27 – SLCPD opened IA investigation, met with UofU hospital CEO, COO, Nursing Management Team to apologize; not indicative of expected PD behavior Aug. 7 – SLCPD trains all officers on new blood draw Aug. 17 – SLCPD met with Nurse Wubbels and attorney to show video; first draft of department policy Aug. 25 – Policy III-861 released with updates to SLCPD


August 31, 2017


One day later….


National and international coverage


September 4, 2017


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September 13, 2017


October 11, 2017


October 31, 2017


New Policy


Questions? •  Kathy.wilets@hsc.utah.edu •  Christopher.nelson@utah.edu •  Christina.judd@slcgov.com