LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The University of Southern California Friday announced new security and safety programs in the wake of a Chinese exchange student’s murder.

Engineering student Xinran Ji, 24, was assaulted with a baseball bat near the corner of 29th Street and Orchard Avenue on the night of July 24 and died from his injuries in his apartment.

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Four suspects have been charged with capital murder in his death.

The new safety measures include year-round deployment of neighborhood security ambassadors, improvements in technology, additional security personnel and improved wait times for campus cruisers.

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USC is meeting with Chinese student leaders, parents and others to discuss their security concerns and the new measures.


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