Archive for 2011
The former attorney for convicted triple murderer Yusuf Bey IV will be suspended from practicing law for two years after she admitted she smuggled documents out of jail for her client, including what she claimed was a love letter to a girlfriend but what turned out to be to instructions to destroy evidence.
A federal judge has dismissed Oakland police Sgt. Derwin Longmire’s discrimination suit against the city, ruling that there is no evidence that the department’s aborted attempt to fire him for his handling of the Chauncey Bailey murder investigation was improper.
OAKLAND — Police Sgt. Derwin Longmire’s investigation of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 murder was so inadequate that a high-ranking commander said Longmire never should have been a homicide detective in the first place, according to a 2009 state Department of Justice report that was just released.
OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader and convicted triple killer Yusuf Bey IV is finally on his way to state prison after prosecutors dropped the last remaining case against him Friday.
Triple murderer Yusuf Bey IV will “probably” be allowed to represent himself on kidnapping and torture charges, a Superior Court judge said Thursday morning, but a formal decision won’t be made for several weeks because of security concerns.
OAKLAND — Convicted triple killer Yusuf Bey IV won’t leave Alameda County without a fight, asking a judge Friday morning to let him represent himself in another violent felony case that must be resolved before he can be sent to state prison.
As members of victims’ families cried in a crowded courtroom Friday, former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and an associate were sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007.
OAKLAND — The man who gunned down journalist Chauncey Bailey and another man on instructions from the leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.
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.
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.