KRON / Washington County Sheriff's Office
SALT LAKE CITY -- (KSTU) -- The Salt Lake City detective accused of unfairly arresting a University of Utah Hospital nurse has been fired from his part-time job as a paramedic with Gold Cross Ambulance.
"The determination we made was best for everyone concerned, that we separate our ways and let Jeff go," said Mike Moffitt, president of Gold Cross Ambulance.
Moffitt said Gold Cross placed Payne on administrative leave on Friday because of comments he made in body camera footage from the July arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels. The footage was released on Thursday.
"I wonder how this will affect my Gold Cross job?" Payne says in the body cam footage. Another officer asks "Do you work up here?"
"I bring patients here," Payne replies.
"Yeah, they're not going to be very happy," the officer then says.
"I'll bring them all the transients and take good patients elsewhere," Payne is heard saying in the video.
Moffitt said Gold Cross took the weekend to gather information around the incident, view the videos, come together to discuss the situation, and lastly-- speak with Payne himself.