Chris Brown Arrest Launches Internal Affairs Investigation
District of Columbia Police have begun an internal investigation of Chris Brown’s most recent assault case after some inconsistencies arose in police reports. Back in October, the R&B singer was arrested in Washington, D.C. after allegedly assaulting a man outside of the W hotel who tried to photobomb a picture Brown was taking with fans.
According to the Associated Press, statements made by a police officer who responded to the reports of Brown’s assault are currently under investigation. An acquaintance of Brown’s reportedly told the officer that the alleged victim told him that the singer never actually struck him. The officer has since denied ever speaking with the acquaintance but new evidence has pointed towards a different story.
A uniformed Secret Service officer is said to have overheard the conversation of words between the police officer and Brown’s acquaintance, a discussion that the alleged victim has also denied.
“We are aware of the discrepancy among witness statements in the Chris Brown case. This is not uncommon in cases with multiple witnesses involved. We have received no complaint of misconduct on the part of any officer in this matter,” Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a written statement.
Brown recently rejected a plea bargain from prosecutors and is headed back to court for another hearing on Feb. 20.