Video footage of the interaction between nurse Alex Wubbels and Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne on July 26 at University Hospital in Salt Lake City shows the nurse calmly explaining to the detective that blood cannot be taken without a warrant from an unconscious patient unless he or she consents or that individual has been arrested.
“I’m leaving now — with her — anybody who wants to prevent that, that’s your option,” Payne says. “So, take your hand off her, please.”
From what I can find in a few minutes browsing Utah's criminal law, I can't find anything which requires a medical provider to assist the police with a blood draw. From this video, I'm not sure that the cop had the legal authority to arrest her, either.
Fucking "respect mah authoritah" imbecile.
Hospitals can also be sued for cooperating with police searches. Of course, this cop has also probably alienated every single nurse in Salt Lake City, so, none of them will ever want to do a blood draw for him.
If he had no legal authority to arrest the nurse, he needs to be charged with kidnapping, investigated by the FBI, and charged with 18 US Code 242.