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
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