Police Chief Who Signed Chris Brown’s Community Service Papers Resigns [Details]

Rucuss staffFebruary 12, 2013

Richmond Chief of Police Bryan Norwood who is accused of helping Chris Brown fake his community service hours has resigned.

Norwood, who led the Virginia department since 2008, left his post effective immediately, the New York Post reports. Norwood came under fire when the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office accused him of approving Brown’s community service hours when the singer was on tour and clearly not in Virginia.

According to documents filed by the DA’s office, Brown filed paperwork claiming he was painting murals at a children’s center and picking up trash in Virginia when he was actually on a plane to Cancun, Mexico and another time landing from a trip from Dubai.

The documents submitted by Norwood claim that Brown “worked at Tappahannock Children’s Center and did jobs such as painting, washing windows, waxing floors, cutting grass and picking up trash, TMZ reports.”

In a 19-page filing obtained by the LA Times, prosecutors asked the court to decline Brown’s community service paperwork because of what they called “significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting.”

Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, was reportedly the director of the community center where Brown did most of his labor. Hawkins allegedly signed the reports confirming his community service hours.

Brown was sentenced to 180 days in jail or 1,440 hours of community service in his 2009 plea-bargain deal for assaulting Rihanna.


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