A University of Kentucky student faces several assault charges after repeatedly hurling racist slurs at a black student on campus on Sunday, a university police report said.
Sophia Rosing, a 22-year-old Caucasian student, has been charged with public alcohol intoxication, 4th degree assault without visible injury, 2nd degree disorderly conduct, and police or probation. was charged with third-degree assault on According to Fayette County U.S. Attorney Kimberly Baird:
University of Kentucky police officers were called to a dormitory early Sunday morning after reports of an unknown woman “assaulting a staff member,” according to a campus police report.
When officers arrived, they detained a “extremely drunk” woman who had repeatedly lashed out at a group of black women, the report said.
The woman told the police, “I have a lot of money,[s] Special treatment,” the police report said. Police reported that when the woman was told to sit in her chair, she kicked the arresting officer and bit her hand.
Reports identify the woman as “unknown” because she did not have identification and continued to refuse to reveal her identity.
Sally Woodson, an executive communications specialist at the University of Kentucky, confirmed to CNN that the police report involved Rosing.
Rosing was originally listed as Jane Doe in Kentucky Department of Corrections records, Baird said.
As of Monday afternoon, Rosing was in custody and her bail was set at $10,000, Baird said. Rosing appeared in court on Monday and pleaded not guilty, 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 Kapilout said the incident occurred in one of the dormitories and one of the victims was a student employee working the night shift at the front desk. Kapilout said university staff are conducting an investigation and contacting victims.
“To be clear, we condemn this behavior and will not tolerate it under any circumstances. The safety and well-being of our community is and will remain our top priority.” said Kapilout.
Kapiluto reviewed a video that appeared to show the assault posted online on Sunday and condemned the student’s actions.
“The video images I have seen do not honor our responsibilities to each other. They reflect unacceptable violence and a denial of the humanity of members of our community. do not reflect the discourse of citizens, they are the exact opposite of who we are and what we always want as a community,” said the university president.
CNN independently obtained the video. Woodson, a spokesperson for the university, confirmed that the woman in the video was Rosing, showing Sunday’s incident.
CNN attempted to contact the female victim in the video.
The video shows a drunk Rosing repeatedly making racial slurs and continuously trying to hit a black woman who tries to restrain her.