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Chris Brown Assault Charge Reduced in Hearing

Grammy winner allowed to leave without bail

(Newser) - Chris Brown caught a break today when charges in his latest fist-to-face incident were reduced from felony to misdemeanor assault, the Washington Post reports. A crowd gathered outside his arraignment hearing in Washington, DC, where he pleaded not guilty, was released without bail, and told to stay 100 yards away... More »

Chris Brown Charged With Felony Assault

DC cops say he got into fight outside hotel

(Newser) - Another day, another run-in with police for Chris Brown: TMZ reports that the hip-hop bad boy's latest dust-up took place around 4:30am today in Washington, DC, where Brown has been charged with felony assault. Police say that Brown started arguing with a man around 4:30am today outside... More »

Chris Brown Tests Positive for Pot on Probation

He tells judge he smoked 'medical marijuana'

(Newser) - Chris Brown has tested positive for drugs while on probation for a 2009 felony conviction for assaulting former gal pal Rihanna. He failed a random drug test while doing community service in Virginia. He told a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday that he had smoked marijuana in California,... More »

Brown Cops to Assault, Avoids Jail

(Newser) - R&B star Chris Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault today and will get 5 years’ probation but no jail time, TMZ reports. Also included: Six months of labor, mandatory court visits every three months, and a restraining order keeping him 50 yards from his victim, singer Rihanna, at all... More »

Rihanna to Face Brown in Court

(Newser) - Rihanna will testify in court against former boyfriend and alleged attacker Chris Brown next month, E! Online reports. “The judge advised me that there will be a subpoena for Rihanna as a witness at the preliminary hearing,” said her attorney. “She will definitely comply.” Brown also... More »

Spears Ex Faces Trial in Car Assault

(Newser) - Adnan Ghalib, Britney Spears’ paparazzo ex, will see the inside of a courtroom on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run stemming from his alleged vehicular takedown of a process server, TMZ reports. A judge today ordered Ghalib to appear May 18 to set a trial date—and... More »

Oakland Cop-Killer Had Long Rap Sheet

(Newser) - The man responsible for the deaths of four Oakland police officers over the weekend had an extensive criminal history, the Tribune reports. Lovelle Mixon, 26, spent 5 years in prison for a 2002 assault with a firearm. After he was paroled, he was a suspect in a 2007 murder; though... More »

Judge Postpones Brown's Arraignment

(Newser) - A judge today postponed Chris Brown's arraignment on felony assault charges for a month, E! reports. It's possible that Brown could work out a plea deal in the interim. Police charged the singer with two felonies for his alleged beating of Rihanna, and he appeared in court hours later to... More »

Brown Charged with 2 Felonies

(Newser) - Singer Chris Brown is being charged with two felonies in the beating of girlfriend Rihanna, Los Angeles authorities announced today. Brown, 19, is expected to appear in court this afternoon to enter a plea in the Feb. 8 incident, People reports, in which he faces counts of assault and making... More »

Brit's Ex Charged in Hit-and-Run

Paparazzo hit with three felony charges

(Newser) - Britney Spears’ paparazzo ex has been charged with three felonies after police say he hit a man with his car while trying to dodge restraining order paperwork from the Spears clan, E! reports. Adnan Ghalib allegedly injured the process server and drove off—he is charged with assault with a... More »

College Athletes Busted in Videotape Rape

(Newser) - Two Santa Ana College football stars and a friend have been busted for videotaping their gang rape of an unconscious teen, according to Orange County cops. The 18-year-old victim, who was dating a friend of the men, was called to a hotel where the group was partying. The men took... More »

'I'm Set for Comeback,' Boasts Booted Detroit Mayor

Plea-deal felon apologizes, talks of his 'standards for excellence'

(Newser) - Hours after pleading guilty to two felony perjury charges, disgraced Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gave a televised address that the Detroit Free Press called part apology, part campaign speech. "This city always gets up," said Kilpatrick, pointing out the "standards for excellence" he has established. "I... More »

Jailed Detroit Mayor Faces Assault Rap

First mayor in city history behind bars shoved deputy, say cops

(Newser) - Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, jailed for a bail violation, may now face a new charge of felony assault. The rap stems from an incident last month when Kilpatrick allegedly shoved a sheriff's deputy who was serving papers on a friend of the mayor, reports the Detroit Free Press. Kilpatrick... More »

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