Chris Brown isn’t the only one feeling the heat amid questions surrounding the community service he was to complete following a 2009 plea deal. Richmond, Virginia, police chief Bryan Norwood, who personally supervised Brown’s case, resigned from his post this week while Los Angeles prosecutors look into whether the pop star completed his required service.
The L.A. County District Attorney’s office issued a 19-page report February 5 claiming that Brown failed to complete his 180 days of community labor, stemming from the 2009 plea deal from his felony assault on girlfriend Rihanna. Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, has refuted the claims every step of the way.
It is unclear whether Norwood’s resignation — as reported by The Associated Press — is tied to Brown’s troubles, but the timing suggests that he felt a certain pressure as L.A. officials look into the case.
The DA’s filing asks the court to decline Brown’s labor, which, according to Norwood, went 22 days beyond the singer’s 180-day requirement. Prosecutors are alleging there were “significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting.”
Breezy’s next court date is in April, but on Sunday, the singer seemed to put his troubles behind him at the 2013 Grammys. The singer didn’t win any of the golden gramophones he was up for, but he and Rihanna drew a number of headlines by sitting side-by-side in romantic bliss during the show.