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Chris Brown

L.A. County Probation Dept.

Launches Investigation

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

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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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).

270 days ago


at least till the thing proably gets dropped or a judge decides nope he did not some how violate parole yet though even chris can avoid ticking off lady justice for ever

270 days ago


he was told to stay out of trouble..he didn't - JAILTIME!!!!!

270 days ago


They have to do an investigation to determine if he violated his probation when he broke the guy's nose!! Give me a break! Grow a pair, judge and throw him in jail for definitely violating his probation for the millionth time!

270 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

LA contacted DC to compare notes and how much they're going to squeeze from him in order to keep him from going to prison.

270 days ago

S. James    

Chris Brown,
Sometimes I wonder about why I read TMZ. If only we would not have to read about Chris Brown and his fighting .
He is consistent when getting into trouble and fighting.
TMZ can you write about anyone else but this man who is a real jerk?

270 days ago


L.A. County Probation NOT launching an investigation into Chris Brown's D.C. arrest to determine if it constitutes a violation of his probation in the Rihanna beating case.
TMZ, Stop spreading the L.A. County Probation Dept. lies for them. You guys must have some kind of "arrangement" to publish their red herrings and they'll feed you gossip.

270 days ago

Choose Laughter    

Tell me Washington will do SOMETHING with this thug!! LAPD love their celebrities! Don't like to see them jailed!

270 days ago

just because    

mah *****, mah *****

270 days ago


Note to judge please show some balls and put this woman beater in jail. We in our society who live in Los Angeles do not want to see this man on our streets.

270 days ago

just because

270 days ago

just because    

Note to judge ITS CHRIS BROWN...let him go already geeeeeeez

270 days ago

just because    

its been like 5 years since he hit someone .... in my mind he was overdue

270 days ago

just because    

if anything arrest the white guy he bitc h slapped for tresspass

270 days ago

just because    

anyone else see the lil black girl get trampled by jail security when he got released? if anything charge that cop for felony assault......

270 days ago
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