Chris Brown is in trouble with his probation from the 2009 Rihanna incident because of “significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting,” per the Los Angeles District Attorney. Now, according to the New York Daily News on Feb. 12, the Virginia police chief who certified those community labor records, Bryan Norwood, has resigned.
Chief Norwood has been under heavy scrutiny since the Los Angeles District Attorney filed a motion last week which was highly critical of his department, in particular how he handled the community labor records of Chris Brown.
The motion claimed that Norwood and his officers improperly supervised Chris Brown and later provided incomplete and/or faulty records. What didn’t help was that a lot of the labor was performed at a children’s center with Brown’s mother signing off on the time sheets.
Discrepancies in days and hours make it difficult, at best, to figure out if Chris Brown did indeed complete 180 days of community labor. This was one portion of his probationary sentence from the 2009 incident involving Rihanna.
Richmond mayor Dwight Jones said that his office and Norwood had “reached a mutual agreement” concerning Norwood’s resignation. All calls regarding the resignation are currently being referred to the Mayor’s office.
Meanwhile, back at the Chris Brown defense table, Brown’s well-known lawyer, Mark Geragos, attacked the Los Angeles prosecutors in his own motion and defended the Virginia officials. The prosecutors are seeking to have all of Brown’s community labor records voided and have the singer perform them over again in Los Angeles. Geragos called this a “vicious and unwarranted” attack on law enforcement and something that “should warrant sanctions against the D.A.’s office.”
Geragos went farther and called the prosecutors “dead wrong” in their assumption that Brown missed community labor shifts while traveling.“Apparently the investigators in their single-minded determination to prove Chris did not do the work failed to even Google a thing called car pool lanes,” Geragos wrote in his filing.
Brown and Geragos will be back in court on April 5.