A University of Kentucky student faces multiple assault charges after repeatedly hurling a racial slur at black students on campus Sunday, a university police report said.
Sophia Rosing, a 22-year-old white student, has been charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, fourth-degree assault without visible injury, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree assault on a police officer or probation officer. officer, according to Kimberly Baird, Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
A University of Kentucky police officer responded early Sunday morning after reports of an unknown woman “assaulting staff” in a dorm, a campus police report shows.
When the officer arrived, they arrested a “highly intoxicated” woman who was repeating a racist rant to a group of black women, the report said.
The woman told police she “has a lot of money and got it[s] special treatment,” the police report says. When told to sit in a chair, the woman kicked the arresting officer and bit his hand, the police report said.
The report identifies the woman as “unknown” because she had no identification and repeatedly refused to identify herself.
Sally Woodson, an executive communications specialist at the University of Kentucky, confirmed to CNN that the police report is related to Rosing.
Rosing was initially registered as Jane Doe in Kentucky Department of Corrections records, Baird said.
As of Monday afternoon, Rosing was being held and his bond was set at $10,000, Baird said. Rosing appeared in court Monday and entered a not guilty plea, according to CNN affiliate WLEX.
CNN has reached out to Rosing’s attorney for comment.
In a message to the campus community, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto said the incident happened in one of the dormitories and that one of the victims was a student worker working the night shift. University staff are conducting a review and reaching out to victims, Capilouto said.
“To be clear: we condemn this behavior and will not accept it under any circumstances. The safety and well-being of our community has been, and will continue to be, our top priority,” said Capilouto.
Capilouto said he reviewed the video of the attack, which was posted online Sunday, and condemned the student’s behavior.
“The video images I have seen do not fulfill our responsibilities towards each other. They reflect violence that is never acceptable and a denial of the humanity of our community members. They do not reflect civil discourse. They are very contrary to who we are and what we always want to be as a community”, said the president of the university.
CNN independently obtained the video. Woodson, the university spokeswoman, confirmed the woman in the video is Rosing and it shows Sunday’s incident.
CNN has attempted to reach the female victim in the video.
The video shows an intoxicated Rosing repeatedly chanting racial slurs and repeatedly trying to punch a black woman.