Officer who arrested ASU professor gets leave extended

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By Jayson Chesler By Jayson Chesler
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State University officials are still weighing whether to fire a campus police officer accused of wrongful arrest and excessive force by one of the school's professors.

An attorney for Officer Stewart Ferrin confirmed Thursday that his client's paid leave has been extended.

The school had started termination proceedings against Ferrin earlier this month and was expected to fire him Wednesday.

ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson will determine whether Ferrin will get to keep his job.

Ferrin, whose wife gave birth to their second child Thursday, has been on administrative leave since July.

A police dashcam video of professor Ersula Ore's May 20 arrest was widely circulated. Ore, who was arrested May 20 after she refused to show identification, has filed a $2 million claim against the school.