ASU

Officer Stewart Ferrin Resigns; ASU Reversed Findings of Second Incident

Arizona State University Police Officer Stewart Ferrin resigned on Monday, about nine months after video of his violent arrest of a black professor went viral.

Although ASU officials had said previously that Ferrin's arrest of Ersula Ore on May 20 was proper, they flip-flopped when the public weighed in following the dash-cam video's release.

In January, in another apparent nod to public pressure, ASU reversed an earlier finding that Ferrin had violated no policies during a May 15 encounter between the officer and a graduate student, records obtained by New Times show.

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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.