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Chris Brown

Police Chief in Probation Scandal

RESIGNS

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.

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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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16.

ioomian    

Hey breezy! if u reading this find a way to become un-famous. fast!!! this way the normal everyday ish u doing that happens all the time to ordinary people wont matter to the world/public bro...

582 days ago
17.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

Police Chief + Chris Brown = Get out of jail card It helps to have celebrity

582 days ago
18.

anony    

He resigned? Gee....I wonder why that happened?

If Chris Brown received a big beatdown and had the living krapp beaten out of him, would anyone care?

582 days ago
19.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Oh, a corrupt, POS chief of police (yawn). Happy Mardi Gras!

582 days ago
20.

prtypoison    

Chris and Rihanna are living their lives, while you a zzholes checking for him. hahahahahahahahahahaha

582 days ago
21.

Cricket    

Given his severe lack of credibility, I doubt verification. He hasn't learned a damn thing, his antics are constantly proving that, so of course he didn't perform the community service.

582 days ago
22.

Steve    

I live in Richmond and the former Chief was actually turned down for the job in Raleigh, NC.

582 days ago
23.

wendy    

" the Brown scandal " TMZ please.

582 days ago
24.

icdumbppl    

Must be nice to be rich.

582 days ago
25.

swack    

The new go to person when there are no stories about the Lohans or the Kardashians. That being said, if I were doing community service I would certainly find a place that I have no connection to and do the CS there. Going and having his mother vouch for him and working in a place where she is in charge does not bode well when things go wrong like now.

582 days ago
26.

Nyrican    

Someone needs to get their facts straight his contract with the city of richmond expired and was not renewed by the mayor

582 days ago
27.

Pigweed    

F N Losers!

582 days ago
28.

JusticeINC    

This is all the proof the judge needs that certain people got payments to lie for Chris Brown. In a perfect world Brown would go to jail but making him redo all his community service under close supervision will be a good start.

582 days ago
29.

JusticeINC    

This is all the proof the judge needs that certain people got payments to lie for Chris Brown. In a perfect world Brown would go to jail but making him redo all his community service under close supervision will be a good start.

582 days ago
30.

tmzer    

where's the big deal here? this is richmond local sh*t. ofc the peops there don't trust their police if you get caught lying in such a popular lawsuit. also the guy got removed his authority in the chris browns case making his say less valueable if he lies. see the plot? he got paid off or is now regular pensioned. i wanna bet.

582 days ago
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