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LAPD investigating fatal crash involving USC student


A fatal collision involving a Department of Public Safety officer and a USC student is the subject of an ongoing Los Angeles Police Department investigation, according to DPS and the Los Angeles Times. The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 3 along Jefferson Boulevard, near USC Gate 4,  DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said. […]

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 […]

USC Security Roundup


The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday, Oct. 3.   Crimes against property At 12:13 p.m. on Oct. 2, an unsecured iPod was taken from a university vehicle parked outside the Corwin D. Denney Research Center. At 2:56 p.m. on Oct. […]

USC announces new security measures after death of student


USC announced new safety measures to improve security on the University Park Campus and the surrounding neighborhood on Thursday. The measures include adding additional neighborhood security ambassadors, upgrading security technology, instituting new safety education measures and expanding the service area of Campus Cruiser. The announcement comes three weeks after Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old male graduate […]

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 […]