OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The killing of a newspaper editor in Oakland, Calif., has led to a number of local arrests and prompted the arrival of a state gang task force unit.
Just as a California Highway Patrol anti-gang unit was being sent into the area to help investigate the death of Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey, police arrested members of a local violent faction, The Oakland Tribune said Wednesday.
Among the members of Your Black Muslim Bakery charged on Tuesday was the faction’s reported leader, Yusuf Bey IV.
The suspects are wanted in connection with Bailey’s death, along with a number of other crimes including kidnapping and torture.
Police had raided the Oakland bakery last Friday and allegedly found the shotgun used to kill Bailey last Thursday.
On Tuesday, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent the anti-gang task force to Oakland to help quell the deadly violence that has been plaguing the area.
The Tribune said the governor had been responding to a personal request from Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums for additional police support.