Has Chris Brown been following the terms of his 2009 probation by completing 180 days of community service? A prosecutor handling his felony assault case is skeptical and has requested proof of Brown’s progress. That request was granted by a California Superior Court judge Tuesday (July 10) in the form of an audit of Brown’s community-service records.
According to The Washington Post, Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray made the request due to a lack of clarification in Brown’s service records on how many hours the R&B artist performed and where the work has been done. The alleged confusion stems from the fact that Brown has been allowed to complete six months’ worth of service work in his home state of Virginia and not in Los Angeles, where he was originally sentenced.
Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told The Post that part of the issue was that the court has not received detailed accounts of Brown’s community service, which is supposed to include graffiti removal, roadside cleanup and other manual labor. The judge said that detailed reports had previously been provided, but not recently.
Brown’s supervised probation stems from his highly publicized assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. At the singer’s probation status hearing in February, it was reported that he had completed half of his six months of community service, as well as the court-ordered domestic-violence and anger-management counseling.
Judge Schnegg ordered Brown to appear at the next hearing, his first since February, which is tentatively scheduled for August 21.