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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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CorkiDeCat    

The pressure is rising... we have notice little puffs of steam leaking... run rhianna RUN before your world explodes under your delusional life of love... unless she likes S&M... Then you go girl!!

529 days ago
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Javadude54    

Well, now the ex-police chief will have more time to spend on his hands and knees with Brown right behind him.

529 days ago
78.

Kevin    

Sounds like some "Down-Low" "Thuggy Love" Scandalousness going on to me...???

529 days ago
79.

Nancy    

One word: toast.

529 days ago
80.

Phreaky    

Of course he did, he got a nice big retirement check.

529 days ago
81.

Spilled Milk    

Chris brown is a douche..anyone caught up in his ball of chaos is bound to suffer some kind of loss..he is quickly becoming the next bobby brown..perfect example of talent in the wrong hands..

529 days ago
82.

Woot    

Bring this little turd DOWN!

529 days ago
83.

Chorizo300    

Why would you help a brainless loser and risk you career for him!!

529 days ago
84.

Sapphiegirl    

Yeah......tell me this dude HAS nothing to hide. Violate his parole and jail the thug!

529 days ago
85.

kitten    

I live in Richmond, The mayor wanted him out because he was appointed by the previous mayor and he hired 20 family members to work in the police dept. with inflated salaries, one family member was working partime making over 40,000 a year.

529 days ago
86.

LRT    

Looks like someone has something to hide!

529 days ago
87.

Jay     

I have had it (this time I really mean it) with celb justice. If I did any one of his infractions I'd be doing time.

This is plain wrong.

Richard Marks got it right Grammies are hipocrites
Off TMZ for lent

529 days ago
88.

Little_Leota    

Just another Thug with money..the system lets these people believe they are that important..and they continue to laugh at the system. Go Figure!

529 days ago
89.

Randi    

KARMA BITCH!

529 days ago
90.

jbeans    

Very interesting. Just goes to prove he lied for that s***bag. Betcha that s***bag won't help him out!!

529 days ago
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