Image of suspect’s car released in racial bias harassment cases at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky Police Department issued a crime bulletin following reports of racially biased harassment cases on campus.

UK Police say on Thursday around 10:26 p.m., a female student was walking west on Huguelet Avenue between Rose Street and South Limestone Street, when a silver, four-door car, occupied by two white males, drove by and threw water on the student and made a derogatory racial slur as the car passed by.

After further investigation, UK Police say the car was the same vehicle that earlier in the evening may have thrown water on other UK students.

Investigators released a security camera image of the suspect’s car.

UK Police also released these safety tips:

• If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
• Be an active bystander. If you think someone is at risk for sexual assault, consider it an emergency and get involved.
• Report any bias incidents to the Bias Incident Response Team; the form can be accessed at http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/VIPCenter/support_bi.php; If you experience bias, hate, or identity-based incidents, please access
support through the Bias Incident Support Services housed at the VIP Center.
• If you experience identity-based violence please report it to the UK Police Department.
• Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
• Download and use the LiveSafe Application
• Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).

If you have been a victim of violence, or would like to be a part of UK’s effort to end violence, please contact the Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center for confidential services, support and referrals. 859-257-3564.

If anyone has information regarding these reported racial-bias harassment incidents, you’re asked to call UK Police at 859-257-8573.

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