Leave a comment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Chris Brown‘s probation, saying there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating Rihanna, and citing several other incidents that they say point to anger management issues.

The motion filed Tuesday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office focuses heavily on issues with Brown’s community labor in Virginia, citing numerous discrepancies and claiming the R&B singer essentially was unsupervised.

The motion also notes several incidents in which Brown has lost his temper, including throwing a chair through a window after a “Good Morning America” interview in which he was asked about his beating of Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards. The report also cites Brown’s Jan. 27 fight with R&B singer Frank Ocean, including Ocean’s claim that Brown threatened to shoot him in the brawl over a parking space.

Brown is due in court Wednesday for a probation hearing. His attorney Mark Geragos and publicists did not return messages seeking comment.

Sheriff’s officials have said they are unlikely to seek charges against Brown for the recent fight with Ocean, since Ocean has posted online that he does not intend to seek criminal or civil penalties. Ocean told investigators that Brown shouted that he and his entourage “can bust on you too,” which authorities wrote was a street slang term for shooting someone.

Brown’s time serving community service in Virginia has been under scrutiny for months, and Tuesday’s motion asked a judge to order the singer to repeat his entire 180-day service sentence in Los Angeles. Brown had been given permission to perform cleanup and manual labor duties in Virginia, but LA prosecution investigators found no evidence that he completed his work as ordered.

Richmond, Va., Police Chief Bryan Norwood was supposed to be supervising Brown and submitted paperwork last year indicating the singer had completed his sentence.

But prosecutors cite numerous shortcomings and possible misstatements in those records, which show the singer performing double shifts in the city and at a day care center where his mother once worked.

“This inquiry provided no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that defendant Brown performed his community labor as presented to this court,” Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray wrote.

The records submitted by Norwood are “at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting.”

Richmond Police spokesman Gene Lepley declined to discuss the allegations.

“We believe it would inappropriate to comment on a matter that’s before the court,” Lepley said.

According to the motion, officials with Virginia’s probation office told investigators that Brown’s arrangement to be supervised by Norwood was “extremely unusual” and had not been approved by the agency. No one from Virginia’s probation department oversaw Brown’s hours, the filing states.

The motion notes that the only records the department has to indicate Brown was supervised were officers’ overtime sheets. Five of 21 days that officers logged overtime for Brown were spent providing security for the singer’s concerts.

One-third of Brown’s hours were logged at a daycare center where the singer spent time as a child and where his mother once served as director, an analysis performed by The Associated Press in September showed.

The center is an hour’s drive from Richmond, and the prosecution motion says a detective checked on Brown on only nine occasions when he was working there. Each time, the singer was found at the center, accompanied by his mother and a bodyguard but no law enforcement personnel.

The hours Brown recorded as working at the center were done overnight when children were not present. Some of the records stated Brown waxed floors or did “general cleaning.”

“Claims that the defendant cleaned, stripped and waxed floors at that location have been credibly contradicted,” the prosecution motion states. A professional floor cleaner contracted to work at the daycare center told investigators he had been cleaning the floors throughout the months Brown reported working at the facility.

Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, no longer had a formal role at the Tappahannock Children’s Center, but had her own set of keys and coordinated her son’s work at the facility, the motion states.

The filing also alleges Brown violated his probation with several violent outbursts that haven’t resulted in arrests or charges. In addition to the fight between Brown and Ocean, the motion cites a 2012 incident in Miami in which Brown allegedly took a woman’s cellphone and the March 2011 incident in which Brown threw a chair through a window after appearing on “Good Morning America.”

Brown and Ocean are both nominated for the Best Urban Contemporary Album category at Sunday’s Grammys. Ocean, who has said his first love was a man, told authorities that someone may have shouted a gay slur during the fight, but he wasn’t sure.

Ocean suffered cuts on his right index finger and minor cuts to his left temple.

(Photo: AP)

Famous Celebrity Feuds
21 photos

4 thoughts on “Prosecutors Move to Revoke Chris Brown’s Probation

  1. I am really loving the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into
    any web browser compatibility issues? A number of my blog audience have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

  2. Amaze DuMaine on said:

    So many people hate Chris because Rihanna is back with him. F. Ocean took a chance, thinking since Chris have a bad track record everyone would believe him, until he found out there were surveillance cameras mounted outside. Now he want to make peace. EVERYONE has caused trouble with Chris, Chris has been respectful to ALL, but they haven’t with him. Chris is slowly trying to get back on track, with his music, his personal life and other affairs. He is still learning and growing. There are many C.Brown’s out there. Guys the same age as him, doing the same thing, maybe worst, maybe better. Chris is trying to focus on the POSITIVES and so should everyone else.

  3. This boy do have an anger management problem and have had it ever since folks told him he could sing and placed him on a pedestal in which he feels he answers to no one, can do what ever he wants, hurt anyone who he feels don’t look up to him and they must bow down to him. Yes, he need some jail time in addition to shocking him back to reality he can get some one on one conversation with Big Buba who will give him first hand information on real anger management and I bet when he come out, he will be a real man or an other!

  4. This is a bull—- if that is true why now when he get into it with someone, Chris if you get out of this trouble you better leave them devil along because they are not right.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s