Editors note: When this story originally ran on December 2, 2006, it incorrectly stated the charges against Emily L. King as fact, when in fact no confession of guilt had been made. The Campus Press is committed to accuracy and we apologize for this oversight.
The CU Police Department arrested a student residence hall leader Nov. 20 after she allegedly hit her ex-boyfriend and attempted to stop him from calling police, according to a CUPD report.
Emily L. King, a senior communications major, was charged with assault in the third degree, third degree criminal trespass and obstruction of telephone service, the report said.
The report said that King and her ex-boyfriend, a senior aerospace engineering science major, were drinking and watching a video in Reed Hall. They later engaged in consensual kissing after which King’s ex-boyfriend repeatedly asked her to leave and threatened to call the police. A struggle ensued and King repeatedly hit him with her fist. Eventually, the ex-boyfriend locked himself in the bathroom to call police, according to the report.
King is the president of the Boulder Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. She is also an executive member of the Residence Hall Association and associate director of the CU Shoulder to Shoulder T-shirt campaign.
Deborah Coffin, assistant vice chancellor of housing administration, wrote in an e-mail that King is not compensated for her “endless hours of service.”
“Emily has been a residence hall leader since her sophomore year at UCB,” Coffin wrote. “She has been stellar and provided leadership to a number of important programs.”
Coffin wrote that Residence Life and the Residence Halls Association Executive Board will determine if King’s conduct warrants a review of her role as a student leader.
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