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Bryan Norwood, the Richmond police chief who wrote a letter to the court in Los Angeles claiming Chris Brown completed his community service, abruptly resigned from his post this morning, just days after questions were raised as to whether the pop star actually did work at a local children’s club. Norwood will be replaced by retired former assistant police chief Ray J Terasovic starting tomorrow, though exactly how much of a role this whole Brown mess played is unclear.
A source close to the situation told TMZ there have been rumblings within the department for weeks that Norwood might leave for a similar job in Raleigh, North Carolina. Once this Brown scandal came up, the whispers reportedly got louder until the mayor and the now ex-police chief mutually decided to go in separate directions.
Brown is due back in court in April to answer for allegedly blowing off his community service. In the meantime, he’s supposed to meet with his parole officer in order to offer any proof he has that he actually completed the dates. No doubt this resignation won’t help his case in the slightest, but if he’s able to document any kind of evidence beyond Norwood’s initial letter, he should be fine. Otherwise, he could be looking at a potential probation violation, more community service and/ or a short stint in jail.
If anything comes out prior to the hearing, we’ll let you know.