Police Chief Tied to Chris Brown Scandal Quits
Richmond's Bryan Norwood had received bad press over Brown debacle
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2013 10:30 AM CST
Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Well, this doesn't bode well for Chris Brown: Richmond's chief of police has stepped down, days after prosecutors accused Brown of faking some of his community service hours—possibly with the help of Virginia police. No official word why Bryan T. Norwood resigned, but sources tell the Times-Dispatch he has a rocky relationship with the mayor and has been looking for a new job for a year or longer. But Norwood has gotten quite a bit of bad press lately, what with the Brown case, and sources tell TMZ the scandal "accelerated" his leaving.

TMZ also reports that Norwood was very involved in Brown's case, certifying his community service hours and getting his case out of the hands of the probation department and under Norwood's authority instead. Richmond's mayor wouldn't say whether the Brown fiasco had anything to do with Norwood's leaving, however, saying only, "We're waiting for the results of that investigation." Norwood was hired as chief of police in late 2008. (For more Chris Brown news, click to see an awesome picture of Adele apparently yelling at him at the Grammys.)

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Marelicia
Feb 14, 2013 2:11 AM CST
All parties involved are pretty stoopid !!! Chris Brown should have properly completed his required community service as all parolees and make damn sure that every hour was properly documented by the book. All parties involved knew or should have reasonably known that Brown would be closely watched. Brown should have Completed the b. s. community service and simply moved on with his life. What was so hard about that ???!!! If Brown or any other party is ordered to jail, it is their own fault for trying to cheat the system. Cheaters never win !!! lol
9SEABEE
Feb 12, 2013 9:43 PM CST
HaHa, everyone associated with this wannabe thug gets a beating. Bye bye chief. You know just because you stepped down from your position, you're not excluded from prosecution. Oh what a tangled web........ Again, HAHA
MattB
Feb 12, 2013 12:00 PM CST
I cannot believe that people of this position would jepordize so much??? HOPE THEY GOT PAID WE'LL.. MY BROTHA... lmfao, stupid is as stupid does.