Yusuf Bey’s Buddy Stays with OPD

Oakland police Sergeant Derwin Longmire, under fire for nearly allowing his friend, Yusuf Bey IV, to get away with the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey, will not be fired. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that before new Police Chief Anthony Batts took command of the department this week, acting Chief Howard Jordan concluded that Longmire should only serve a five-day suspension. Jordan also cleared Longmire’s immediate boss, Lieutenant Ersie Joyner, who knew of Longmire’s relationship with Bey IV, and yet failed to closely monitor Longmire’s handling of the case.

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