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Video: Arizona University Begins Termination of Officer Who Arrested Professor

January 09, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Arizona University Begins Termination of Officer Who Arrested Professor

Arizona State University Police are beginning the process of firing a campus police officer who arrested a professor last year, reports KSAZ.

Officer Stewart Ferrin had been on administrative leave since last May when dash cam video of him arresting Professor Ersula Ore went viral.

He reportedly stopped her for jaywalking, and she refused to show her identification. She admits resisting arrest but says the officer used excessive force.

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rob @ 1/10/2015 9:48 AM

"Admits to resisting arrest," oh please tell me about this excessive force. She is a shining example of her university.

kevCopAz @ 1/10/2015 11:00 AM

This entire incident was the fault of the arrogant, rude and obnoxious "professor". Know that she later took a plea and admitted as such. SURPRISE, the Black female prof is still employed but the white male cop is being fired There must be more to this, he has been on leave for going on a year!? Folks not living here should be aware that ASU is a hot bed of very liberal (as most State Universities) professors and administration as well as the city surrounding the campus (Tempe Az). Most Az officers already know that unless you can't find a job anywhere else in the state then you may be forced to work at one of the 3 state Universities (U of A/NAU & ASU) but other then for that reason no cop in his right mind would work there. They are not run by professional Cops, but by liberal, far left administrators who care zero for police. God help all those that are employed as a LEO at ANY public University. You can tell by the video, and the fact that she pled guilty that its her fault.

kevCopAz @ 1/10/2015 11:11 AM

Oh by the way, the "professor" Orr, pled and was sentenced to 9 mo probation for resisting arrest. She still says she was "violated" and "racially profiled" (crap) and has night meres about it not being able to trust anyone in uniform (Crap) When she was sentenced the court room was filled with ASU staff and administration who supported HER! Not a peep of support for the cop doing his job, assaulted by this ignorant, arrogant woman. This in itself tell the entire story of ASU, Liberal, supporting a criminal act by a black professor over the legitimate arrest by a white male campus cop. THIS is another reason why most thinking people (myself included) never would send their child to ASU or support ASU in ANY way. Its like Berkley in Tempe!

Greg @ 1/14/2015 3:36 AM

Let's see here...Black "victim"? Check. Female? Check. Cop is White? Check.

Nope, don't see anything unusual, move along.

ftrnr @ 1/15/2015 5:15 PM

She was caught breaking the law.... profiled how? How is the administration not embarrassed by get continued employment? I guess the message is, "Breaking the law is ok if you are a professor." Or I'd it, "Yes I am guilty, but I am black so him catching me is unfair."

Althea @ 2/11/2015 10:53 PM

They were both at fault. Stopped for jaywalking while others were walking as well, but she was stopped. "Serve and protect." When she did not present her ID he did not have to use excessive force and throw her maliciously to the ground. In the video you can hear her say she is a professor at the university. Then after handcuffing her behind her back there was no reason to frisk her. This action could have waited until a female officer was on-site. It is very sad to read that two seemingly reasonable professional adults had an encounter that escalated this far. We all need to try to respect each other a little more.

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