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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.  

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 […]