Chris Brown’s legal woes could take a turn for the worse after prosecutors argued that his record of community labor was “at best sloppy” and “at worst fraudulent,” according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Bryan Norwood, the Chief of Police for Richmond, Virginia, issued his resignation amid a controversy over the sum of money that his department was paid to provide Brown with supervision for his community service.
Norwood directly oversaw Brown’s service and questions have surfaced surrounding the $31,534 that Brown paid the department to reimburse supervision costs. Norwood may have had other reasons for tendering his resignation including a new job in Raleigh, North Carolina and a strained relationship with the Richmond’s mayor.
The sum was included in motion filed this week by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Mary A. Murray who is seeking to have Brown redo his service and cited probation officials who call the direct interaction from Norwood unusual. “He stated this type of community labor arrangement was extremely unusual and such an agreement had never previously been entered into by his department. His department had never relinquished probation supervision to the Richmond Police Department or any other police department,” said Murray.
The $31K was intended to provide Brown with security form the public and supervision for special projects for a total of 901 hours of community service.