Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for January, 2009

Remembering Lani Silver, 1948-2009

The Chauncey Bailey Project lost an important founding member when Lani Silver died of brain chancer Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Broussard trial delayed until at least late April

Broussard trial delayed until at least late April

OAKLAND — The attorney representing the accused killer of Chauncey Bailey was threatened with sanctions Friday for skipping a scheduled hearing at which a trial date was supposed to be set. Now the trial of Devaughndre Broussard will not begin until, at the earliest, late April, said Chris Lamiero, a deputy district attorney handling the case.

Documents point to Oakland police cover-up

OAKLAND — There is “strong circumstantial evidence” that police covered up the 2000 beating of drug suspect Jerry Amaro III, who died a month after suffering broken ribs, according to confidential city documents obtained late Wednesday.

Bailey ‘mistakes’ added to police chief’s decision to step down

Bailey ‘mistakes’ added to police chief’s decision to step down

OAKLAND — As he announced his resignation Tuesday, police Chief Wayne Tucker acknowledged “mistakes” in his department’s investigation of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 killing. Tucker also described former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV — who is uncharged in Bailey’s slaying — as “the one we want” to complete the investigation.

Oakland police chief resigns, blasts council

Oakland police chief resigns, blasts council

OAKLAND — Police Chief Wayne Tucker resigned Tuesday morning, hours before City Council members were scheduled to announce plans for a no confidence vote in him, citing numerous investigations into the department, which include reviews of the department’s handling of the 2007 slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey.

Council wants police chief out

Council wants police chief out

OAKLAND — Police Chief Wayne Tucker should resign or be fired because of scandals plaguing his department, including its handling of the investigation into journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 killing, Oakland council members said Monday — a position they plan to announce at a news conference today while calling for a vote of no-confidence.

Documents say Oakland police beat suspect who died

Before he died of complications from broken ribs, Jerry Andrew Amaro III told several people he was beaten by police.

FBI investigating Oakland Police Department

FBI investigating Oakland Police Department

OAKLAND – The FBI is conducting a wide-ranging probe of the Oakland Police Department, including an investigation of allegations that the head of the department’s Internal Affairs Division nearly nine years ago beat a drug suspect who later died and then ordered subordinate officers to lie about it, as well as the handling of the 2007 slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey, according to police sources.

Commentary: Journalism key to sustaining democracy

COMMENTARY: We must do a better job of reminding the public why journalism is so important, and how it relates to them and their liberty.

Trial date postponed for accused killer of journalist

OAKLAND — The trial of Devaughndre Broussard, charged with the August 2007 murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey, is unlikely to begin until late March, it was decided Friday.

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