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Chris Brown

Police Chief in Probation Scandal


2/12/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The police chief who signed off on Chris Brown's alleged community service has resigned.

Bryan Norwood, Chief of the PD in Richmond, Virginia, was intimately involved in certifying Brown's community service hours -- hours the L.A. County D.A. claims were never performed.  Norwood was instrumental in removing Brown's case from the Richmond Probation Dept. and placing it squarely in his hands.  Norwood also wrote a letter to the court vouching for Chris ... claiming all of his community service had been performed.

The Mayor of Richmond says his office and the Chief reached a "mutual agreement" for his resignation. 

There had been speculation for weeks the Chief might have resigned to get a similar job in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the buzz in Richmond is that the Brown scandal accelerated his decision.

The judge in Brown's Rihanna beating case wants Brown to verify his hours.  If he can't, he's in big trouble and his probation could be violated.

12:30 PM PT -- Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones just announced Norwood will be replaced by former Assistant Chief of Police Ray J. Tarasovic ... who's coming out of retirement just to fill the position, effective tomorrow.


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To be honest. I think allot of the hate for Chris Brown has nothing to do with RiRi but the fact he is filthy rich and has just about everything a person could want and allot of people know THEY will never have it or achieve anything close to what he has. So they spew hate at him. But then again im sure they allllll love Charlie sheen and his habitual woman beating drugged up drunken ass! Smh

563 days ago


Bryan. Norwood did not nor would not take A dime from Chris Brown. So before you drag his name through the mud get your facts straight. Shame on you this young man Bryan Norwood is a respectable person, And before you point the finger look in the mirror. Shame on you haters and may God have mercy on you

563 days ago


Nobody should encourage Brown's awful behaviour , especially not t po po. Maybe he'll hire the guy for security

562 days ago


It's a real shame, when a clown like Chipmunk Brown, gets a policeman fired. Thanks to the typical justice system where he was tried, should have put him in prison. He'd know at that point, what it felt like to be bitch slapped. And no crew to back him up...

198 days ago

Mr Barcliff    

There is no forgiveness from the white man when it comes to the crimes of a black man. Is Chris Brown the only person who has hit a woman? If he is, so be it, attack but, plenty have white friends who have beat woman and will you give them a chance to make right of there wrongs? Forgiveness is a sign of the good ness in you, not the bad that Chris committed. He was also witness to abuse in his childhood being done to his mom!!! He was a victim like many who do what they were taught. I did some bad things such as i saw growing up, not hitting a woman though I saw it done ALOT! Some fall prey to these bad actions. Question is, does AMerica forgive anymore? Should blacks NEVER forgive for slavery and segregation! Eye for an eye? IM asking not telling. I forgive for slavery and segregation, so why can tChris be forgiven, how long will he be hated by people who dont know him. He will mature and change hopefully for the better!!! LGNM

198 days ago

Mr Barcliff    

CHris should be punished for hitting Rhinna and he was punished. He doesnt deserve anything less than he got, let it go. Why is it white people are so unforgiving of black people but, dont hold white people who do wrong to the same standards. Is this the race card? LGNM

198 days ago
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