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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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121.

amy    

More bribes for cops?

531 days ago
122.

Carla628    

Chris should be ashame of himself. "A hard head...makes a soft behind."

531 days ago
123.

Kruser1    

Chris Brown and Lindsey Lohan should hook up and spend real jail time together.....punishment for both ! Who can out-weasle the other ?

531 days ago
124.

Bonnie    

Bryan Norwood did NOT get the job in Raleigh, North Carolina!!!!!!

531 days ago
125.

EasilyHard    

Money is everything

531 days ago
126.

Witchiepoo    

Yikes!

531 days ago
127.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Meh, didn't locals comment the Chief has been embattled with the local Mayor and one his way out for some time now? Didn't seem to be any love there for him. Prolly nothin' to do with Chris Brown, TMZ just hyping BS Chris Brown angles again...

531 days ago
128.

Tatasciore    

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AT WORK.. WAKE UP WHITE PPL, BECAUSE IT MAY BE U OR SOMEONE U LOVE NEXT

531 days ago
129.

Teresa Ducham    

Thats what you get for looking the other way for that large piece of turd / filth. Woman beating garbage is all he will be remembered for....LOL!!!!!!

531 days ago
130.

imano    

Chief Norwood did nothing wrong regarding Chris Brown community service timekeeping. detective were assigned to him Chris Brown while he completed his community services. The information was given toe Chief Norwood

531 days ago
131.

Mee    

Liar's need to be FIRED OR FORCED TO RESIGN

Chris lawyer can verify his hours WITH ANOTHER LIAR WHO LOVE'S CHRIS AND HIS $$

531 days ago
132.

imano    

Mayor Jones had a personal vendetta against Chief Norwood. Chief Norwood was appointed by the previous mayor, Mayor Jones was upset because the previous mayor hired chief Norwood.

531 days ago
133.

G    

shes damn good

531 days ago
134.

Hello    

The Job in Raleigh, NC has been filled. This idiot didn't get it!

531 days ago
135.

Warren    

Not looking good for CB. Next his mother will be fired or resign and then we'll know that we'll see CB cleaning the side of the Hollywood Fwy or the park bathrooms where the homeless and homos go to do their thing.

531 days ago
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