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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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GoldenAngel    

First, I'm from Richmond the police chief was about to resign weeks ago before this non factor with CB came up. Secondly, where was the probation officer when all these fake hours were being logged. Thirdly, he's the chief of police I'd much rather he be concerned with getting criminals, drug dealers, and gun toting loose cannons off the streets. Then him tracking down one person with community service picked up some mopped some floors. Thats what probation officers are FOR. Lastly, the black corrupt issue half the powers that be are corrupt it's not a black or white issue it's a moral issue. GROW UPl

534 days ago
62.

trini_angel    

If the janitor who worked during his probation resigns also, let us know

534 days ago
63.

oink    

DNA test the Police Chief he may ne Chris Brown's Dad

534 days ago
64.

Violent Pope    

This just in from Police Chief Bryan Norwood " that dude sucks a mean c•ck."

534 days ago
65.

bernergirl    

Now go after the attorney Mark Geragos for putting that all in motion!

534 days ago
66.

DeeMaree    

I don't mean to be dense but is tmz saying the Chief of Police has been let go because he falsified legal do***ents for Chris Brown? Surely if that is true the exPolice Chief has some charges coming. That has to romper room no no even in Richmond.

534 days ago
67.

FreeWill    

It's good that he resigned, but it's not enough, he should share a cell with Brown for corruption.

534 days ago
68.

thisisme3    

Bust all them lying b!tches. How much did CB pay them?

534 days ago
69.

Gloryg7    

All they will do is have him redo it in LA. And none of you idiotic haters will see him either. Abd if the chief said CB did his c.s. in VA then HE lied not CB cuz tge C.o.P was over seeing cb's hours. It wasnt Chris' job ti count the hours. So sit down shut up and worry about YOUR OWN LIFE!!! Im pretty sure all you venom spewing jealous haters arent any better yourself!!! Let he/she who is with out sin cast the first stone..... what no stones? Yeah thats what I thiught ..No one is perfect!

534 days ago
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Danielle123    

I agree with one commenter below when they state that the witch hunt needs to stop already. Here you are with your pitchforks and fire attempting to prosecute and condemn a community service violator? I mean really? What about the numerous hardcore criminals that LA lets go due to overcrowded prisons? No one speaks about that, yet you all are up in arms because the man allegedly didn't pick up some trash. Sit down.

534 days ago
71.

furious cupcakes    

What do people expect? For Chris Brown to march up to the communtiy service and willingly slave over janitorial work? He's a millionare, a superstar, people don't tell Chris Brown what to do! He writes checks, he's the boss... since before he hit puberty this kid has gotten anything he's wanted... he's not going to do Community service when he can just pay someone off.... The type of man who will punch a female in the face and bite her face is not the kind of person who takes pride in serving anyone, let alone a community directed at the poor. He does't even understand what that stuff is all about.

534 days ago
72.

Truth    

"I SAID MA NAME IS CHRIS BROWN... HOW YALL DOIN?? NICCCE TO MEET CHA OJ!" SOOO DATS EVIDENCE THE FELON VIOLATES HIS PROBATION. UNDERSTAND HIS NEW MANSION HAS ROOMS 6 X 8, POINT BLANK. #TRUTH!!

534 days ago
73.

Katz    

Send the bum to jail where he belongs!

534 days ago
74.

geincolo    

Dude was starstruck and Chris Brown bitch-slapped him and his career. ...for Chris freakin' Brown? are you kidding me? What an idiot!

534 days ago
75.

carol    

why don't u people leave him alone,@ Amy hate is a strong word,hope when someone use that on u hope u can handle it.

534 days ago
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