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Chris Brown

L.A. County Probation Dept.

Launches Investigation

10/28/2013 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The wheels of justice are turning quickly for Chris Brown ... we've learned the L.A. County Probation Dept. has launched an investigation into Chris Brown's D.C. arrest to determine if it constitutes a violation of his probation in the Rihanna beating case.

We've learned -- and this is pretty ironic -- the Probation Dept. found out about the arrest from Chris' lawyer, Mark Geragos.  We're told Geragos called Probation Sunday morning -- hours after the arrest -- to inform them of what went down.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Probation officials have been in contact with D.C. authorities.  Probation investigators will conduct their own investigation, and determine if there's good reason to believe Brown committed a crime when he allegedly punched a man in the nose Sunday morning.

The Probation Dept. will submit its report to the judge in the Rihanna case, who will decide if Brown's probation should be revoked.  Worst case scenario for Brown -- 4 years in prison for a probation violation.

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1.

Jballs     

not. dropped to a misdemeanor.

298 days ago
2.

Jordan    

Chris is just a Violent Criminal and should be locked up with the Violent Criminals.

298 days ago
3.

LDB    

lock up this animal

298 days ago
4.

Barbara    

I believe his lawyer or Chris is obligated to inform the probation dept....so it was not a grand move by his Atty.

298 days ago
5.

Wow ...    

If they don't violate him and the judge doesn't do something here in L.A. it only advertises violent offenders can do what they want and not concern themselves with punishment.

298 days ago
6.

kola    

his attorney was right to call his probation dept. i only hope they try to get this druggie some help. he is showing his ass and saying they can't do anything to me, and you know they really can't or WANT

298 days ago
7.

Dead account Delete at will    

Why cant he just drop dead?

298 days ago
8.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

I'm surprised gunshots weren't fired.

298 days ago
9.

Kev the Realist    

Unfortunately the Judges in LA LA land have all been neutered. This complete douc$bag will probably skate again. What do you have to do kill someone before the courts actual meter out justice, Oh Yeah, I forgot in LALAA Land you can kill and get away with it, ask OJ). Somebody just needs to cap his sorry ass, then we can all celebrate.

298 days ago
10.

HumanNature    

CHRIS BROWN, THE BIG "DUMMY" IS GOING TO JAIL!!!!!!


REAL SOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!

298 days ago
11.

Mitch    

Just lock him up already, and fuggitaboutit!

298 days ago
12.

boz    

when is this dirt bag going to do the hard time he deserves?

298 days ago
13.

HRH Prince Michael    

Riiiight....L.A,'s new "D.A." is from the Eric "Lil Reno" Holder Skool of "Justice": "....And Justice, for...well...uh..for...uh..some."

True Justice, Divine Justice, is SERVED:
www.all4webs.com/f/0/king

298 days ago
14.

jwoolman    

Please yes! Actually I don't think he's safe just because it was dropped to a misdemeanor. He doesn't even need a conviction to be in violation of probation- the charge is enough if the probation judge decides the evidence is good enough, the rules are different for probation hearings. Violent behavior coupled with police contact plus charges can be enough to get the dear boy in a lot of trouble. His other violent encounters may not have had enough total but this one might, especially since he has a clear history and he's on probation for a violent felony. The fact that he waffled the hours for his community service sentence won't help.

298 days ago
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jwoolman    

The ideal thing for him would be to be sentenced for a good long period to a "lock down" (no passes) rehab that deals with anger issues as well as drug/alcohol problems. If he doesn't deal with his anger now, eventually he will end up in prison for a lot longer and waste his life (and likely someone else's life - he came close to killing Rihanna).

298 days ago
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