05/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Police Probe Of Editor Chauncey Bailey's Murder Has Been "Compromised"

The former lead Oakland police investigator into the slaying of Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey has been accused of insubordination and compromising a police probe, and two of his superiors are facing possible discipline for allegedly failing to supervise the Bailey case properly, The Chronicle has learned.

Sgt. Derwin Longmire, the 24-year veteran who led the investigation into Bailey's slaying until last fall, could be suspended or fired if the department concludes he was guilty of misconduct.

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