Prosecutors filed a motion today asking that R&B singer Chris Brown be found in violation of his probation for failing to complete 180 days of community labor.
Brown has been on probation since June 2009, when he pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, inside a rented car in the Hancock Park area.
In a 19-page motion, prosecutors cited various discrepancies in reports about Brown’s community labor work in Virginia, where he was authorized by the court to complete that portion of his sentence.
According to prosecutors, probation officers reported in October 2011 that Brown had completed 581 hours of community labor.
The following month, the Richmond Police Department reported that Brown had completed 103 days — or 824 hours — of community labor. But in Feburary 2012, the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision Office reported that Brown had completed 701 hours.
Prosecutors said they made repeated requests for documentation of Brown’s community labor hours, but have not found any corroboration of the numbers.
“In fact, evidence shows that although Virginia Probation accepted supervision of defendant, no one from that department every approved, scheduled, supervised, monitored or verified any of the community labor reported to this court,” according to the prosecution motion.
“Representations made by the Richmond Police Department regarding supervision, completion, documentation and reporting of the defendant’s labor are inconsistent, unreliable and cannot be attributed to any source.
“Claims that the defendant completed in excess of 500 hours of community labor at Tappahannock Children’s Center cannot be verified or documented. In addition, claims that the defendant cleaned, stripped and waxed floors at that location have been credibly contradicted.”
Prosecutors noted in the court papers that on some dates that Brown was reported to be performing community labor, he wasn’t even in Virginia — in one instance taking part in a charity event in Washington, D.C., an in another on a flight to Cancun.
Prosecutors asked that Brown be required to perform all of his community labor in Los Angeles County under the supervision of the probation department.
On June 22, 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. He admitted that he assaulted Rihanna during an argument that began around 12:30 a.m. Feb. 8, 2009, while the singers were in a rented Lamborghini in the Hancock Park area.
Brown issued a videotaped apology posted on his website, telling his fans his conduct had been “inexcusable.”
He was sentenced to five years probation, a yearlong domestic violence program that he has already completed and the 180 days of community labor.
In an August interview with Oprah, Rihanna said she has forgiven Brown.
The two have since reunited.
Brown is due in court tomorrow for a progress report hearing.