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Nurse to receive $500,000 settlement after controversial arrest

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The Utah nurse at the center of a highly controversial arrest that was recorded on police officers' body cameras has reached a $500,000 settlement.

The agreement for University of Utah nurse Alex Wubbels was announced tuesday.

Wubbels' widely publicized arrest happened July 26 when an officer was sent to the hospital to collect blood from a man injured in a crash that killed the driver who caused it. 

Wubbels, citing policy agreed upon by the hospital and the police department, declined to tell the officer where the patient was or allow him to draw blood.

That's when the officer arrested the screaming nurse after physically pushing her out of the emergency room and holding her against a wall while handcuffing her.

"I will continue to be the best nurse that I can be and be the best wife and mother that I can be," said Wubbels. "And those are things that are in my control. I will progress from this and opportunities will exist for me to continue to have this conversation and instigate change across this country."

Wubbels says she will use part of the settlement to launch a new initiative to make body camera video more accessible to all residents in Utah involved in a police incident.

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