Salt Lake City District Attorney Formally Asked the FBI to Open a Criminal Probe Into Local Police

by Jen Hayden – The repercussions from the bone-headed arrest of University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels continue to reverberate. The Salt Lake City district attorney has formally requested the FBI open an investigation. From SF Gate: Prosecutors in Salt Lake County, Utah, have asked the FBI to join a criminal probe into the violent arrest of a local nurse who was manhandled by a detective and shoved screaming into a squad car as she tried to protect the legal rights of a patient. The FBI will be investigating the possible Civil Rights violation, something that is out of D.A. Gill’s hands: Gill’s office is conducting its own criminal probe but needs the FBI’s help to look into criminal civil rights violations, which fall under federal law. “In order to be thorough, and given the gravity of the rights potentially implicated, all issues must be completely examined to restore the public...

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