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ASU professor arrested, thrown to ground for jaywalking

ASU Professor Arrested, Thrown To Ground For Jaywalking

An Arizona State professor, Dr. Ersula Ore, feels she was personally violated and physically abused by a police officer for jaywalking. But, the campus police department doesn't see anything wrong. KTVK has the moment. She told the officers to stop, yelling, "Stop touching me!"

KYMA says, "Doctor Ersula Ore was stopped and arrested for allegedly walking down the middle of the street ... back in May. Police say Ore refused to show her license or put her hands behind her back."

Ore is an English professor at ASU. She suffered minor injuries during the arrest. Ore was also wearing a dress when the campus police officer took her to the ground, which she says resulted in her dress going up and her being exposed.

KMSB reports, "The county attorney's office decided to charge the professor with aggravated assault. However, Ersula Ore says the officer is the one who was out of line."

Speaking with CNN, Ore said, "I think I did what I was supposed to do. I was respectful. I asked for clarification. I asked to be treated with respect, and that was it."

That's not how Arizona State sees things, though. They took the side of the campus police.

In a statement obtained by KTVK, the university says, "ASU authorities have reviewed the circumstances surrounding the arrest and have found no evidence of inappropriate actions by the ASUPD officers involved. Should such evidence be discovered, an additional, thorough inquiry will be conducted and appropriate actions taken."

At least one witness called 911 during the incident, saying police were being "way too aggressive" with the professor. She's being charged with aggravated assault on a police officer in addition to criminal damage and obstructing a thoroughfare.

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joeypad July 01 2014 at 6:01 AM

just another arrogant black who thinks she is above the law

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torp8r July 01 2014 at 5:24 AM

What are the police supposed to do ? You can see the woman won't listen to them and the fact that she is black. Well you know she is going to play the race card.

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smithorcolt July 01 2014 at 6:48 AM

In the video if this is her idea of respect,
She needs some schooling of her own.
She is a professor? No regard for authority.

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junelee0319 July 01 2014 at 7:15 AM

She wasn't arrested for jaywalking - she was arrested for acting lke an idiot.

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ranger197172 July 01 2014 at 6:57 AM

Video is clear, she resisted and was arrested. I side with the police.

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thorrsman July 01 2014 at 6:12 AM

So once again a hypersensitive Liberal refuses to cooperate with a lawful police order and then scream "Police brutality" when the police act as they are trained to act when someone resists them.

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Hi July 01 2014 at 6:07 AM

About being respectful, No you were not. If you had done what you were suppose to do you would not have been jaywalking in the first place. Being a college professor does not make you above them doing their job. You should not have been fighting them.

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Proud Conservati Hi July 01 2014 at 9:08 AM

Right. and being a 'college professor' does not make her smart!! She is arrogant and like dumbo in the white house she feels 'above the law'.

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Drew Hi July 01 2014 at 9:35 PM

Proud conservative...it's pretty sad that people like you feel the need to interject your pathetic politics in everything you say...

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fUK U Drew July 01 2014 at 11:49 PM

sadly POTUS does the Same " the cops acted stupidly " " If I had a Son, He'd look like trayvon " we dont have time space for all the examples

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Michael July 01 2014 at 7:40 AM

Just an angry black woman thinking everything belongs to "me".

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coopdabomb July 01 2014 at 6:22 AM

As obama would say "If I had a daughter" Good for the cops she was nothing but a black wise as*

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plewdawg July 01 2014 at 6:59 AM

Busy street. Notice the double yellow line. Perhaps there are many pedestrian accidents there. Maybe it is a "hot" area. Though a Dr. maybe she needed to supplement her income and when confronted got defensive from embarrassment. She knows that under the Constitution you are required to give your name. The rest of her rant was smoke.Good job

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