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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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Kev the Realist    

Violate his ass and send him to jail where this low life belongs.

536 days ago
32.

Mzshortcake1    

This just goes to show how far of a stretch the media can jump to. I'm from Richmond and this is false. Chief Norwood was already planning on leaving months before this came out because of the tension between him and the mayor. I'm not a fan of CB or Richmond either for that matter but don't make it look corrupt when its not. Do better TMZ.

536 days ago
33.

Kev the Realist    

Now I am sure that the CB supporters inclkuding his lawyer will say that this is just coincidental and that everyone is out to get Chris brown. yeh right he is just another upstanding, misunderstood music star.
TRUTH. He is an agry, woman battering punk who has no problems solving anything that he feels is wrong with violence. He is a weak, effemminate douchbag who belongs in jail....

536 days ago
34.

Drew Hall    

As I said in earlier news posts on this. If Chris Brown had really done his community service he wouldnt look so worried. Someone jumped all over me calling me a hater. He beats up girls... What a man.

536 days ago
35.

JennaKennedy    

Can you say guilty, lying, abusive, narcissistic thug?! Go to jail, go directly to jail!

536 days ago
36.

NobodySpecial    

I'm no fan of Chris Brown, but you read "There had been speculation for weeks the Chief might have resigned to get a similar job in Raleigh" which means he resigned some time ago and not now as the story implies. The question about CB's community service just came up a few days ago. TMZ is spinning this just to make a story out of nothing.

536 days ago
37.

kitnplayn    

Really? You want to move a crooked cop to another city? How about putting his azz in the same jail cell as Chris Brown where he belongs?

536 days ago
38.

kankap    

That's a bad sign!

536 days ago
39.

karenjj    

Birds of a feather.....or seeds of a watermelon.....

536 days ago
40.

Leighton    

Chris Brown's nose ring looks like a staple.

536 days ago
41.

I'm out :-/    

Stay strong, Chris ignore them haters. Live your life bro.

536 days ago
42.

Big Dan    

always said black ppl are good for one thing and one thing only........entertainment!

536 days ago
43.

Pondscum    

"Chris, I'd like to introduce you to your new cellmate...his name is Bubba" JACKOFF!!!

536 days ago
44.

Dick Weed !    

Don't worry he'll entertainment for his cell mate.

536 days ago
45.

MAX    

WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED THE CHIEF IS BLACK

536 days ago
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