Seems he could have had obtained permission/clearance from the nurse in charge and perhaps a chaperone. I have never heard of parents taking newborns outside of the hospital until fully discharged.
Certainly, with the terrifying stories of infant abductions from maternity wards - he should have known the protocol. He is, after all, a reporter.
This happened January 7th - surprising it didn’t hit the news cycle before today.
They often put a bracelet and baby and a primary person besides the mother, as long as both are together the alarm is not set off. If the attorneys version is true, who’s baby is it? Does a nurse have the right to grab your child from you?
I have never heard of any head nurse giving permission to override this protocol - that would be a major compliance issue.