February 13, 2013 12:57

Police chief at centre of Chris Brown community service dispute resigns

Bryan T Norwood quits following accusations from prosecutors

Police chief at centre of Chris Brown community service dispute resigns

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The chief of police who signed off on Chris Brown's community service has resigned, following accusations from prosecutors who believe it was not completed.

Billboard reports that Richmond police chief Bryan T Norwood announced his decision to Mayor Dwight C Jones on Monday (February 11) with Jones stating: "We've reached a mutual agreement that his time as Richmond police chief has come to an end."

Norwood is at the centre of an investigation into the community service Brown served after his assault on girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. According to TMZ, Norwood was "instrumental in removing Brown's case from the Richmond Probation Dept and placing it squarely in his hands," a move which later allowed Brown to finish his community service in his home state.

Norwood, who had been police chief since 2008, personally wrote to Judge Patricia Schnegg and confirmed that Brown had served 202 days of supervised manual and community labour in the Richmond area. However, Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray claimed his report was "at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting" during a filing earlier this month.

Brown appeared in court last week (february 6) and answered questions about his community service and the dispute surrounding it. New judge Superior Court Judge James Brandlin has requested more information and scheduled a further hearing for April 5.

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