Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for July, 2011

A sloppy investigation of a sloppy investigation

A sloppy investigation of a sloppy investigation

Two inquiries into an Oakland police detective’s questionable investigation of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 murder were so flawed that commanders couldn’t determine what happened and dropped efforts to fire him, legal documents show.

Police Sgt. Longmire sues Oakland again, now in state court

The former Oakland homicide detective who led the oft-criticized probe of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 slaying sued the city of Oakland for discrimination and retaliation this week in Alameda County Superior Court, even as his federal discrimination lawsuit against the city continues.

Sentencing postponed in Bailey murder trial

OAKLAND — A judge Wednesday postponed the sentencing of two men convicted of murdering journalist Chauncey Bailey, saying he wanted to hear from a lawyer for the prosecution’s star witness who said in a newspaper interview last month that his client may have fabricated bits of his story.

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