Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for April, 2009

Chauncey Bailey case investigator suspended

Chauncey Bailey case investigator suspended

Police Sgt. Derwin K. Longmire was suspended from duty Monday for his handling of the investigation into journalist Chauncey Bailey’s killing in August 2007. Details of the suspension were sketchy, but Oakland Police Department sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed the move late Monday. Longmire declined to comment. His attorney, Michael Rains, didn’t return calls. Acting police Chief Howard Jordan said in an e-mail he couldn’t comment on a personnel matter.

Kidnap, torture case against Your Black Muslim Bakery members temporarily dismissed

OAKLAND — Four members of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery had charges of kidnapping and torture against them temporarily dismissed Friday because of a legal technicality. However, the members, including the bakery’s leader Yusuf Bey IV, were not released from custody and instead were immediately charged again with several felony counts of using a fake police cruiser to kidnap two women and then torture one of them in East Oakland two years ago.

Chauncey Bailey Project reporters finalists for Medill Medal

Three journalists investigating the killing of Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey were named finalists for the 2008 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism awarded by Northwestern University.

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