Bryan Norwood had supervised Chris Brown's community labor in Richmond, Va. which has been questioned by Los Angeles prosecutors
The Richmond, Va., police chief who supervised singer Chris Brown's community labor has resigned, following allegations that "I Can Transform Ya" singer Brown's community labor hours had been faked.
Richmond mayor Dwight C. Jones announced Bryan Norwood's resignation on the city's website Tuesday, adding that he had appointed veteran police officer Ray J. Tarasovic as the city's new police chief.
“As of today, I have accepted the resignation of Bryan Norwood from his post as Chief of Police for the city of Richmond. I am very thankful for the more than four years of dedicated service he has offered to our city and for the leadership that he has brought to the Richmond Police Department," Jones said. "I know that in many ways, the Richmond Police Department and our city is better off because of his involvement, his dedication, and his concern and care for our communities. But we’ve reached a mutual agreement in that his time as Richmond’s Police Chief has come to an end."
Tarasovic, Jones added, will "bring a degree of professional leadership and knowledge that we need to move forward as our city grows and as we work to meet the challenges ahead."
Brown was sentenced to 180 days of community labor — which he served in his hometown of Richmond — and five years probation for the February 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
According to ABC News, Norwood was tasked with supervising Brown and provided paperwork saying that the singer had completed his hours last year.
However, earlier this month the Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed a motion questioning whether Brown had actually completed all of his hours. Prosecutors also asked a judge to order Brown to repeat his 180-day sentence in Los Angeles, ABC reports.
Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, disputed the prosecutors' claims, saying that they had "completely lost their minds."
"Apparently the district attorney's office has completely lost their minds," Geragos told the Los Angeles Times. "They are making scurrilous, libelous and defamatory statements and apparently have lost their ability to read their own reports."
Brown has also come under scrutiny from law enforcement for an alleged run-in with fellow singer Frank Ocean over a parking spot in West Hollywood in January, during which Brown allegedly punched Ocean.