The Richmond, VA police chief, who is accused of helping singer Chris Brown fake his community service hours, has resigned from the police force, effective immediately, the NY Post reports.
Bryan Norwood, who was Richmond chief of police for nearly 5 years, resigned this morning, according to the NY Post. 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 not even 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.
Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos lashed out at LA prosecutors, saying they have “lost their minds,” and unofficially advising Norwood to sue the LA prosecutor’s office.
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.”
Documents submitted to the court by the Chief of Police in Richmond, allegedly claim that Chris, 23, “worked at Tappahannock Children’s Center and did jobs such as painting, washing windows, waxing floors, cutting grass and picking up trash, TMZ reports.”
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.