Scoop: Internal police probe begins in Chris Brown assault case

Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty ImagesSinger

Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty ImagesSinger

There’s a new layer in the Washington, D.C., assault case against Chris Brown.

The Associated Press reports that District of Columbia police have begun an internal investigation into whether a D.C. officer made contradictory statements regarding the case against Brown, who was arrested in October for allegedly punching a man who tried to take his picture.

The probe stems from a disputed conversation between the officer and an unidentified acquaintance of Brown.

Lawyers for the singer, who is charged with misdemeanor assault, say he is innocent, and legal documents reveal he has rejected a plea offer. He is due back in court Feb. 20.

— Staff, wire report

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop


Russell Johnson, who played the professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” died Thursday at 89.

The 2014 BET Honors in February will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Kate Gosselin’s 13-year-old twins provided an awkward moment on the “Today” show when they refused to say they had a normal childhood.


Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 34.

Actor Jim Carrey is 52.

Singer Susanna Hoffs is 55.

Singer Steve Earle is 59.

Talk-show host Maury Povich is 75.

Actor James Earl Jones is 83.

Actress Betty White is 92.AssaultChris BrownFeaturesGossipWashington D.C.

Just Posted

A collaborative workspace for a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in Coordinape is pictured at a recent blockchain meet up at Atlas Cafe. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Business without bosses: San Francisco innovators battle bureaucracy with blockchain

‘The next generation will work for three DAOs at the same time’

Plan Bay Area 2050 is an expansive plan guiding the region’s growth and development over the next three decades. The regional plan addresses progressive policy priorities like a universal basic income and a region-wide rent cap, alongside massive new spending on affordable housing and transportation infrastructure. (Shutterstock)
Plan Bay Area 2050: Analyzing an extensive regional plan that covers the next 30 years

Here are the big ticket proposals in the $1.4 trillion proposal

Pregnant women are in the high-risk category currently prioritized for booster shots in San Francisco. (Unai Huizi/Shutterstock)
What pregnant women need to know about COVID and booster shots

Inoculations for immunosuppressed individuals are recommended in the second trimester

Examiner reporter Ben Schneider drives an Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle along Beach Street in Fisherman’s Wharf on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Could San Francisco’s tiny tourist cruisers become the cars of the future?

‘Fun Utility Vehicles’ have arrived in The City

Most Read