Woman Arrested For Misdemeanor After Racist Tirade At CU Boulder

October 11, 2019
Images of the woman who was seen making racist comments toward students on the CU Boulder campus.Images of the woman who was seen making racist comments toward students on the CU Boulder campus.CU Boulder Police
Images of the woman who was seen making racist comments toward students on the CU Boulder campus.

University of Colorado Boulder Police announced Friday they had found and arrested a woman who was caught on video last Sunday shouting racist taunts at African-American students.

A CU Boulder Police Department Release said Rebecca Krajacic, 33, was spotted Friday in the library at the Benson Earth Sciences Building and was arrested.

Krajacic, who is not associated with the university but had previously been seen camping on campus, was charged with a misdemeanor count of harassment from Sunday's incident at the university's engineering center.

“I want to thank the CU Boulder community for the tips they provided as we searched for Ms. Krajacic,” said CUPD Chief Doreen Jokerst said in a department release.

The Sunday incident led to student protests, and prompted campus Chancellor Phil DiStefano to devote part of his annual "State of the Campus" address this week to denouncing the incident. DiStefano appointed a campus committee to review campus policies and procedures to prevent a future occurrence, and promised to find the woman responsible and hold her accountable.

“Our goal is to ensure that every person at CU Boulder has a safe, welcoming and supportive learning environment," DiStefano said. "And that racism and harassment have no place to hide."