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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

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The Arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels  

Salt Lake City Police and University of Utah Health public information officers presented on this incident that garnered national attention...

The Arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels  

Salt Lake City Police and University of Utah Health public information officers presented on this incident that garnered national attention...