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East Bay deputy accused of assault appears before judge, not media

East Bay deputy accused of assault appears before judge, not media

DUBLIN — The Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy arrested for allegedly facilitating an attack on an inmate at the Santa Rita Jail appeared before a judge Friday hours before his arraignment was scheduled. Deputy Joseph Bailey Joseph Robert Bailey, 28, of Tracy, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to two felony charges: assault by a public officer and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury for allegations related to facilitating an inmate attack.

Bailey, an employee of the sheriff’s office since 2015, is said to have directed six inmates to beat up another inmate, with whom Bailey had an argument just an hour before on Oct. 24, 2017.

He told the six men to “take care of him and make it look like he fell in the shower,” according to a probable cause statement. The criminal court calendar for the Alameda County Superior Court, Department 712 lists Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Bailey’s arraignment for 2 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Instead, Bailey was arraigned Friday morning at 9 a.m., outside the presence of media wanting to cover the event. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Bailey’s arraignment was scheduled for 2 p.m. at the East County Hall of Justice […]

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