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Richmond police chief Bryan Norwood resigns after Chris Brown community service accusations




As much as Chris Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos wants to lambast the L.A. County District Attorney's office for singling out Breezy by alleging he hadn't completed his community service hours in Virgina, the case is not looking good for the performer. The Richmond police chief who is being accused of fudging hours for Chris resigned Tuesday, presumably over these alleged shenanigans. We can't wait for Brown to go on Instagram again to complain about how the world is out to get him.

"As of today I've accepted the resignation of Bryan Norwood from his post as chief of police for the city of Richmond," Mayor Dwight Jones said, according to the New York Post. "He has offered leadership that has brought us a little bit further in our endeavors to improve public safety. In many ways the Richmond Police Department and the city is better off because of his dedication." Norwood has been chief since 2008, and will be replaced by his former assistant chief Ray Tarasovic, who had retired.

"We've reached, however, a mutual agreement, at this time, that his time as Richmond police chief has come to an end," Jones continued. "We certainly wish Chief Norwood much luck in his endeavors going forward."

Norwood was accused of faking Brown's community service hours, allegedly because Norwood was friends with Brown's mother. The singer had been sentenced to 180 days for beating his then- and again-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He had served 581 of his 1,440 hours in Los Angeles County before being allowed to finsih the work in his home state of Virginia.

Among the D.A.'s evidence something was off is the fact that on Dec. 12, 2011, the Richmond P.D. approved a 9 to 5 workday picking up trash, despite Breezy flying into Dulles at 6:44 a.m. from Dubai that day, the Post says.

"It would be unreasonable to believe that after a 12-13 hour flight, the defendant rushed through … early morning rush traffic, traveled directly to Richmond in just over two hours, and then worked eight straight hours picking up trash," Deputy D.A. Mary Murray had written, the paper reports.

In another instance on March 15, 2012, Brown claimed hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on trash detail, but was on a 4 p.m. flight to Cancun. Geragos claims he has witnesses and documentation to prove Brown did all his work, but the D.A. wants all his Virginia hours thrown out and enforced in L.A. County. As if the L.A. County justice system really needs Chris Brown floating around town again.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:29pm]


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