Ersula Ore Sues ASU for $2 Million, But ASU Supports Her With Move to Fire Cop

Arizona State University nearly begged Professor Ersula Ore to sue over her high-profile May 20 jaywalking arrest, and now she's gratifying the university with a $2 million lawsuit.

Last week, ASU responded -- albeit indirectly -- to her November 12 notice of claim by notifying the arresting officer, Stewart Ferrin, that he was going to be fired.

And this all comes after Provost Rob Page's July memo to ASU faculty that the university supported Ore, who was later convicted of resisting arrest.

How come ASU hasn't yet cut Ore a settlement check?

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.