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At the center of the latest Chris Brown scandal is Bryan Norwood, the police chief who signed off on his community service hours as per probation requirements and has now resigned.
Charged for assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Brown is now being accused of violating probation by forging his community service documents while really jet-setting to Cancun at the time, reports Monsters and Critics.
Norwood, the police chief from Richmond, Virginia, had been appointed to certify the validity of the documents. A week after the accounts of alleged fraud broke, he has stepped down from his position. Rumors had been circulating that he had a prior relationship with Brown and helped affirm the false documents.
TMZ notes that his replacement will be Ray J. Tarasovic, the former Assistant Chief of Police who is coming out of retirement to serve the public once more.
Back in September, Norwood wrote a letter to the judge affirming Brown completed 202 days of community service, 22 days above the court-ordered amount.
According to him, Chris helped out at the Tappahannock Children’s Center in Virginia. His duties included waxing floors, painting, washing windows, picking up trash, and cutting grass.
Now, an investigation by the LA District Attorney has led them to conclude there is no “credible, competent, or verifiable evidence” that Brown successfully performed the 180 days of required community service. In fact, the records were deemed “at best sloppy” and “at worst fraudulent.”
Brown’s lawyers have responded that the claims are “scurrilous, libelous, and defamatory.”
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