An Arizona State University professor is now speaking out about her interaction with a cop. Last month, Dr. Ersula Ore was confronted by ASU Officer Stewart Ferrin while she was walking on the street.
An Arizona State University or ASU professor is speaking out about her interaction with a cop. Last month, Dr. Ersula Ore was confronted by ASU Officer Stewart Ferrin while she was walking on the street.
The conversation heated up with the cop threatening to arrest Ore if she didn’t provide identification. The professor questioned Ferrin, wanting to know why he was being disrespectful towards her.
The officer told Ore to put her hands behind her back, while she tried to explain the only reason she was forced to walk in the street was because construction work had obstructed the sidewalk. Things escalated as Ore resisted the cop’s efforts to arrest her.
Ferrin threatened to slam her against the car and pushed her onto the ground so he could place handcuffs around her wrists. Ore, who was wearing a dress, claims her garments hitched up and her body parts were exposed.
Both Ore and Ferrin encountered minor injuries from the struggle. Ore was charged with ‘aggravated assault on a police officer in addition to criminal damage and obstructing a thoroughfare’.
The professor's attorney is alleging Ore acted in self defense. She claims the officer attempted to touch Ore’s ‘anatomy’ while she was on the ground.
ASU has reviewed dash cam footage of the incident and found ‘no evidence of inappropriate actions’ by the ASUPD officers.