- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona State University assistant professor who says she was falsely arrested by a campus police officer has filed a $2 million claim against the school.

The Arizona Republic (https://bit.ly/1AJcayR) reported Monday that claim says Ersula Ore suffered financial, emotional and psychological damages as a result of the May 20 arrest on a Tempe street.

The claim is the first step toward a potential lawsuit.

It accuses officer Stewart Ferrin of excessive force, false arrest and violation of Ore’s federal rights to due process.

An ASU spokesman says the university is reviewing the claim.

ASU police say Ore was stopped for jaywalking in the middle of a street near campus and refused to show any identification. They also say Ore kicked Ferrin in the shin after being handcuffed.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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