During that call, Councilman Doug Conner -- of the South Central 9th District, Richmond City Council -- had us make one correction regarding his responsibilities with the hard labor program.
Now, he's released a statement attacking the information in our article. We have tried to contact him about his accusations, but he has yet to respond.
Here is his press release:
"The statements and information ascribed to me yesterday in the article on the celebrity news website TMZ regarding singer Chris Brown are inaccurate and untrue.
I have no personal knowledge of, or information regarding, the singer Chris Brown. In speaking to a TMZ reporter, I simply related my experience with my own individual monthly District Cleanup Project in which I utilize the services of a community service program administered by the Richmond Sheriff's Office.
Some points I want to make very clear are:
I have no knowledge of any legal arrangements regarding Chris Brown.
Richmond, Virginia does not have a 'hard labor program.'
Virginia Commonwealth University does not have gang graffiti.
I have no knowledge of any clothing attire regarding the singer Chris Brown.
I have no knowledge of any times or schedules regarding anything to do with the singer Chris Brown.
I have no knowledge of any purported duties regarding the singer Chris Brown.
I have no knowledge of any purported management or supervision regarding the singer Chris Brown.
Richmond does not have a 'Department of Corrections.'
I am unaware of any purported transportation arrangements regarding Chris Brown."