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Richmond Police Chief Resigns Over Chris Brown Scandal

The embattled police chief of Richmond, Va., has resigned, after he was accused of sloppy work that allowed singer Chris Brown to allegedly fake his way through community service.

Former Chief Bryan Norwood was heavily involved in certifying Brown's community service hours — hours The Los Angeles County District Attorney says were never completed.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Johns announced the change Tuesday at a press conference, according to the Associated Press. He says he has appointed former assistant police chief Ray Tarasovic to the department's top job.

Norwood had served as police chief since 2008. Jones says he and Norwood mutually agreed that Norwood's time as police chief had ended.

Tarasovic had served as assistant chief under Norwood's predecessor, Rodney Moore.

Brown was sentenced to 180 days of community service in his 2009 plea-bargain deal for viciously assaulting his girlfriend -singer Rihanna.


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