Audio of an Arizona State University professor being arrested by campus police was recently released. Dr. Ersula Ore was crossing the street when police officers stopped her for jaywalking.
Dr. Ersula Ore was arrested on the college campus in May and was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer in addition to criminal damage, resisting arrest, refusing to provide identification and obstructing a thoroughfare.
She said she was walking across the street, trying to avoid construction that was underway up ahead, when a campus police officer stopped her and asked for ID.
Dr. Ore objected to the ‘disrespectful’ way the officer treated her and refused to produce identification.
Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID,” the officer can be heard saying in the dash cam footage, which was obtained by KTVK.
‘I have no problem abiding by the law,’ Ore responds, ‘but all I’m asking, do you have to speak to me in such a disrespectful manner?’ The officer explains the law and commands Ore to put her hands behind her back.
In the video, an officer can be seen throwing Dr. Ore to the ground as he restrains her.
The ASU Police Department conducted an internal investigation and concluded that the officer had done nothing wrong. Ore has been charged with aggravated assault on a police office, but is claiming self-defense.
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