Archive for March, 2009
The Chauncey Bailey Project is among the work honored in the 2008 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards announced today. Judges noted the project’s “tenacious reporting and deep source development” and said, “Under the most difficult of circumstances, the reporters exposed deep flaws in the police investigation of the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey.”
It started as a routine traffic stop. It ended with the deaths of four officers — an assault on the Oakland Police Department, on the city, on the surrounding communities, on a civilized society. Saturday was the deadliest day in Oakland Police Department history and one of the worst ever for law enforcement in the state.
Police reports, documents, video and audio tapes show former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV was more involved in journalist Chauncey Bailey’s Aug. 2. 2007 killing than he has admitted.
OAKLAND — Police are investigating Sgt. Derwin Longmire’s phone calls with jailed former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV as well as separate allegations that Bey IV provided women to Longmire for sexual favors, a police spokesman said Friday. Longmire spoke with Bey IV at least twice last year in a three-way conversation with Bey IV’s common-law wife, who had received calls from Bey IV at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV bragged in jail about ordering the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey in 2007 because Bailey had financial information that Bey IV “didn’t want to get out,” according to a statement taken by investigators late last year and just obtained by The Chauncey Bailey Project along with other new evidence in the case.
A Day Late in Oakland March 3, 2009 – “A Day Late in Oakland” has been named the Best Short Documentary at the 2009 Fargo Film Festival. Sub-titled “The story of a reporter and a baker, from their common roots to their troubling intersection,” the film by award-winning Bay Area filmmaker and cinematographer Zachary Stauffer […]