WEMU News
8:02 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Trial Date Changed For Detroit Men Accused Of Killing Demarius Reed

The trial date for two Detroit men accused of killing EMU football player Demarius Reed last fall has been pushed back a month.

Credit emich.edu

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

The trial of Ed Thomas and Kristopher Pratt had been set to start June 23rd, but it's been re-scheduled for July 21st. 

Since Reed's death at his off-campus apartment complex, EMU has been working to improve safety in near-campus areas. 

The university is hiring 10 new police officers, has expanded patrols into neighborhoods surrounding the campus, and has worked with local apartment complexes to boost security.

See how EMU stacks up against other public universities in Michigan:

http://www.emich.edu/publicsafety/police/documents/michigan-public-universities-crime-stats-2012.pdf