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Officials investigating death of student found after seven days


Officials are investigating the death of a student at a residence hall on the Health Sciences Campus, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Thursday. Jacob Kelley, a 24-year-old first-year master’s student, was found at Seaver Residence Hall on Wednesday afternoon.  Detective David Alvarez, a detective with LAPD’s Hollenbeck Community Police Station said that the […]

Black students settle lawsuit against police


Six USC students successfully passed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday after a 2013 incident in which LAPD officers allegedly raided an off-campus party and used excessive force against the mostly-black attendees. The settlement for $450,000 was approved by LA City Council according to the Los Angeles Times. Around 2 a.m. […]

AIM consulting coordinates LAPD campaigns


The Association of Innovative Marketing Consulting, a student organization that provides marketing services, is trying to create a safer environment on campus. AIM was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department to create campaigns centered on three issues on campus: sexual assault, alcohol awareness and bike safety. AIM has taken on this challenge and begun […]

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 […]

Police commissioner speaks on campus


Steve Soboroff, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, speaks at the Robert Widney Alumni House Monday at noon as part of the Lunch with a Leader event series hosted by the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance. Soboroff was appointed to the Board of Police Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2013.