Campus brings back security company CSC

The Department of Public Safety changed security staff providers for the campus perimeter from Staff Pro to Contemporary Services Corporation on Monday, making CSC the sole security personnel company used by DPS. CSC employees will now serve as ambassadors at fixed off-campus locations, gate check-in locations from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and at several […]

DPS discusses new protocol for campus shooting

Spurred by the increase in campus shooting incidents in recent years, the Department of Public Safety has transitioned to a new protocol where officers immediately respond to active shooting situations on campus. In the past, DPS officers would set up a perimeter around the shooting area until a SWAT team from LAPD arrived. Now, DPS […]

Two armed suspects arrested near USC

A manhunt ensued near USC’s University Park campus Tuesday night, concluding with two armed suspects being taken into custody. At approximately 6:30 p.m., LAPD officers were in the process of arresting two armed men near Ralphs supermarket on Adams Boulevard and Vermont Avenue during a traffic stop when the suspects discarded their weapons and fled […]

USC student murder suspects appear in court

A preliminary hearing was held on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Superior Court for three suspects accused of slaying Xinran Ji, an engineering graduate student who was killed near the University Park campus in July.  The evidentiary hearing allowed Deputy District Attorney John McKinney to present evidence to the jury. For the case to go […]

LAPD arrests four suspects in Viterbi student murder

The Los Angeles Police Department held a press conference at 4 p.m. Monday to announce the arrest of four suspects in connection with the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji. According to LAPD Commander Bill Scott of the South Bureau, Johnathan DelCarmen, 19, and Andrew Garcia, 18, were arrested and will be charged with […]

Graduate student found dead in City Park Apartments

A 24-year-old Chinese male graduate student was found dead Thursday morning on the fourth floor of City Park Apartments on W. 30th Street and Vermont Avenue. According to LAPD Sergeant Barry Montgomery, LAPD Southwest division received a radio call from an ambulance at 7 a.m. Thursday to investigate a death. When officers arrived, they discovered the […]