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United States4 May 2009

Yusuf Bey IV indicted in Chauncey Bailey’s murder

Reporters Without Borders welcomes a grand jury’s decision on Wednesday to indict Yusuf Bey IV on three counts of murder for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007.

"Finally, the authorities have made progress on this case," Reporters Without Borders said. "We hope that a fair trial ensues and those who ordered and carried it Chauncey Bailey’s murder will be punished."

According to Alameda County deputy district attorney, Bey IV allegedly told two of his followers that in exchange for killing Bailey, he would teach them how to file fraudulent loan applications that could reap hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The indictments of Bey IV and Mackey come after a lengthy re-investigation of Bailey’s killing by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

The Oakland police homicide investigator first assigned to the Bailey case, Sgt. Derwin Longmire, is suspended and the department is moving to fire him after he was found to have compromised the investigation and had undocumented contact with Bey IV against orders.

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