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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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106.

Theresa Alvarado    

Seriously, when is something gonna be done with this repeat"violent offender" before he marries that pretty, young, stupid girl & practically decapitates her, while their children are upstairs sleeping and runs off in a white Bronco?????????

586 days ago
107.

Richmond PD    

NO, the Chief resigned well before this happened. He resigned due to a disagreement between the mayor and the chief and as a result, he resigned. This had nothing to do with Brown.

586 days ago
108.

kay    

just lock him up already

586 days ago
109.

NYCBlackMan    

When will you all learn CHRIS IS TRASH and when you get close you WILL SMELL! Its just the TRUTH!

586 days ago
110.

milly5    

Question is ,does Chief have a teenage daughter? Sweet sixteen party recently??? If so you GUILTY!!!

586 days ago
111.

laffnbear    

-There comes a time in every adults life when they have to take responsibility for their actions.

586 days ago
112.

Cherie    

I believe FAIR is FAIR.......................if Lindsay Lohan can get away with everything under the sun, why cant he?

586 days ago
113.

Thaking804va    

Hello..I live in Richmond, Va and I assure u his resignation has been in works for a while now..it has NOTHING 2 do with Chris Brown..stop believing what the idiots @ T-M-Z tell ya

586 days ago
114.

Kay    

I'm so sick of yall on this Chris Brown ****... pick somebody else to pick on hell.. get off chris dick cause like he says, yall aint stopping ****! bye bitches!!!

586 days ago
115.

Cynthia    

Get a life Harvey. Why don't you let some of those skeletons that you have in your closet out. While you're trying to destroy Chris Brown, you're actually making him relevant.

586 days ago
116.

Joey Boots    

ya'll just picking on Chris Brown cuz he is black - same goes for this police chief - why you have to show the police chiefs photo? Cuz he's black that's why and you be trying to insinuate something that aint there and stir up anger when people think he was looking out for a brotha - ya'll belongs to Team Sleazy whiles I'm down wit Team breezy yo - Recognize boooooooy!

586 days ago
117.

Cynthia    

Why in the year of "2013", do we still see BLACK & WHITE in our everyday being????? Those more to life than color. In the eyes of God, we're all the same. When we leave this world, will there separate areas for us? I think not.

586 days ago
118.

WTF    

All I can think of is "Birds of a feather flock together" Maybe not original but seems applicable.

586 days ago
119.

cluesarethere    

Besides... CB is back in the fold with JayZ.... And Jay Z always takes care of his "friends". So hate all you want.. CB will be fine.

586 days ago
120.

jef    

This piece of **** should be thrown in jail with chris brown. Why cant these people follow societies norms? Oh, lookin out for a brother, I forgot.

585 days ago
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