Cop vs Nurse - Page 2
My 2 cents - Although the officer believed he was in the right to get the blood sample, the Supreme Court has already ruled that a warrant must be issued to gather such evidence from either unwilling or unable suspects.
See Missouri v. McNeely (2013)
Thus the officer was not entitled to a blood sample, under the law, and would have had to have a signed warrant in place to get it. That being said, his treatment of the nurse was reprehensible. She was not 'obstructing justice' she was following the hospital policy as it pertained to the law, and his rough handling and arrest was going too far. This was NOT a criminal who was accused of a violent crime, nor was she even slightly intending to 'make a run for it', she was taking care of her patient and he was interfering the performance of HER duties. He made a very poor choice in his behavior, and should be up on charges for it. Firing him for this, however, seems rather unjust, unless he has a history of poor behaviour on record with his department.
In the wider view, no single officer's actions should ever reflect on the performance of all our blue heroes, just as we don't expect to be blamed for another's. That way lies chaos.