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Chris Brown

Police Chief in Probation Scandal

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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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46.

RuthieB    

More corruption. Have you ever seen a black man or woman in a public office that wasnt corrupt? Look at Detroit and Chicago.....

562 days ago
47.

Shaunie    

Lock this thug up! Lohan also

562 days ago
48.

Cynic    

sounds like the chief should be doing a bit of hard time himself.

562 days ago
49.

Liz    

HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED!!!

562 days ago
50.

judy jetson    

I hope they throw Chris Browns lowlife ass in jail!!!

562 days ago
51.

Socalpimp    

What do you expect...even the Police are drawn to his incredible charisma....PUKE

562 days ago
52.

Mrstreybrezzy    

Teambreezy!! Leave him alone he made a mistake and now he is paying for it!! I know he wishes he can go back and fix that mistake but its life u go three things and it becomes the past people damn!!

562 days ago
53.

K Luckey     

Wow another story about Chris he was taking another job anyways so of coarse TMZ would blow it out ...... Let this young man live.

562 days ago
54.

Anything for Page Hits    

What's next TMZ ...will you claim Chris Brown is helping Christopher Dorner evade the police? Why yall white folks so mad?

562 days ago
55.

customcalendars4u2    

Another drunk with power police chief.... I wouldn't think a Grown *ss man who is established at the height of his career risks it for a little cheese & bologna eating punk like Chris Brown! Why is everybody that scrounges to get to the top of the corporate ladder so desperate for acceptance from others that they are so easily willing to lose it? Was it worth it Mr Unemployed? Is Cris Brown there for you in your time of need or is his team currently looking for another SUCKA in a position of power to get him out of another mess?!

562 days ago
56.

newmann54    

Chris brown is innocent!!

562 days ago
57.

Dee    

TMZ....you are really no different than the national enquirer.

562 days ago
58.

Pondscum    

The only reason the police chief resigned, was to save his pension! Now if they charge him with anything, they can't touch his retirement money. Which is a bunch of crap!

562 days ago
59.

cluesarethere    

Give it a rest.. Who really cares if CB did his community service... Stop with the witch hunt already. California is known for letting felons go due to their overcrowded prison and here we are wasting funds going after community service violators.

562 days ago
60.

trini_angel    

SO WHAT TMZ! SO WHAT! THIS STORY IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO PLAYED OUT

562 days ago
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