Friday, October 31, 2008

Dellums asks for inquiry into Bailey case

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums has asked the California attorney general to conduct an independent investigation into the city police department's handling of the murder of newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey (pictured). The Chauncey Bailey Project, a coalition of Bay Area investigative journalists, has reported that the lead investigator in the case, Sgt. Derwin Longmire, ignored evidence linking former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusef Bey IV to Bailey's killing. Here's the project's report on Dellums' call for an outside probe.

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