Chauncey Bailey Project

Highlights gathered from documents, recordings

Oakland police secretly recorded a jailhouse video conversation between, right to left, Yusuf Bey IV, Tamon Halfin and Joshua Bey.
Oakland police secretly recorded a jailhouse video conversation between, right to left, Yusuf Bey IV, Tamon Halfin and Joshua Bey.
By Thomas Peele, The Chauncey Bailey Project
Highlights from documents and recordings obtained by The Chauncey Bailey Project

From the jailhouse video (above) secretly recorded Aug. 6 at the San Leandro Police Department:

·  Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV (right), 22, says he had the gun used to kill Chauncey Bailey after the Aug. 2 shooting and that it was in his bedroom closet, which contradicts statements Bey IV gave detectives.

·  Bey IV mimics the impact of a shotgun blast to Bailey’s head.

·  Bey IV denies being at the killing but said he went by the scene afterward and saw “everything was kick ass.”

·  Bey IV says the lead homicide detective, Sgt. Derwin Longmire, is protecting him from charges.

·  Bey IV says to protect himself from being charged in Bailey’s death, he told bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard, then 19, to tell police he killed Bailey.

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Investigative report:

Main story: “Secret video raises questions about bakery leader’s role in Bailey killing”

Side story: “Van owner: I gave the keys to Bey IV”

Lists: “Key players” and “Highlights gathered from documents, recordings” and “Documents and recordings”

Video: “Taped jailhouse conversation raises questions,” KTVU-TV

Video: “Jailhouse video sheds light on Bailey murder,” KGO-TV

Video: “Secret video raises questions about bakery leader’s role in Bailey killing,” Center for Investigative Reporting

Audio:  “Chauncey Bailey Project reporter Bob Butler reports on the investigation.”

Press coverage: Michael Krasny interviews Robert Rosenthal, Thomas Peele and Peter Keane.

Reaction: “Journalist’s sister sickened by video”

Profile: “Bailey killing figure had troubled youth”

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From Broussard’s audio recorded confession:

·  Broussard didn’t explain how he decided to target the journalist, nor did Longmire ask him for details. Broussard can’t explain how he knew where to look for Bailey that morning or how he found the reporter’s apartment the night before the shooting when he said he showed Bey IV and another bakery associate “where Brother Chauncey Bailey stay at.”

·  Broussard tells police the shotgun used to kill Bailey was his and that he had it “for a couple of years.” Records show the gun was reported stolen in November 2005 from a West Oakland liquor store Bey IV and bakery associates are charged with ransacking. Broussard was jailed on assault charges in San Francisco at the time.

·  Broussard tells police he traveled to and from the bakery to the killing scene alone, but documents show several witnesses told police they saw more than one person in and around a white van the masked gunman who killed Bailey used as a get-away vehicle.

From Bey IV’s two recorded police interrogations:

·  Longmire told Bey IV he had no interest in charging him in Bailey’s killing.

·  Bey IV said he wasn’t involved in helping Broussard secure the keys to a white van witnesses saw at the scene of Bailey’s killing, but other documents show the van owner told police he gave Bey IV the van keys before the shooting and that Bey IV returned the keys to him after the shooting.

 

 

 

 

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