LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A former UK student accused of assaulting an officer and another UK student pled not guilty on Friday.
Sophia Rosing, 22, appeared in court Friday for her formal arraignment where she pled not guilty. On Feb. 21, she was indicted on a charge of one count of third-degree assault of a police officer, three counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of second-degree disorderly conduct, and one count of alcohol intoxication. Her charges are classified as misdemeanors with an exception for the felony third-degree assault of a police officer.
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Court documents alleged Rosing bit and kicked a University of Kentucky Police officer, intentionally attempting to cause him harm, after assaulting a Black University of Kentucky resident assistant.
The incident was captured on video in early November 2022 and brought national attention to Lexington. Boyd Hall, the dorm where Rosing is accused of the crimes, received threatening calls including a racial slur being played on a loop from outside of Kentucky.
UK President Eli Capilouto banned Rosing from the campus and said she would be ineligible for re-enrollment.
Rosing is scheduled to appear in court again on May 26.