L.A. City Attorney Wants Chris Brown Prosecuted For Hit-And-Run Despite Victim’s Plea
According to TMZ reports:
Chris Brown’s hit-and-run case was just dismissed, even though prosecutors argued Chris deserved to be punished and punished severely for his alleged vehicular misdeed.
Chris and the victim struck a civil compromise — she didn’t want any money because the damage was so minor and she wanted the case dismissed. But the L.A. City Attorney objected, arguing to the judge this morning that Brown was very aggressive toward the victim after the accident — calling her a “bitch.”
The City Attorney also argued that Brown was on felony probation and therefore his alleged misconduct of leaving the scene without anteing up a California driver’s license was all the more serious.
The judge, however, didn’t buy the City Attorney’s argument and dismissed the case.
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos tells TMZ, “The case never should have been filed in the first place. It’s unfortunate he was being prosecuted for who he is rather than what he’s done.”
Chris Brown is in a weird legal predicament in his hit-and-run case this morning — the victim doesn’t want him prosecuted, but we’ve learned the L.A. City Attorney is going full throttle to nail the singer.
As TMZ reported … Chris was in a very minor fender bender and left the scene without providing the victim with a California license and other documentation. The City Attorney filed hit-and-run charges, but the victim then told us she DIDN’T want any money because the damage was so minor and DIDN’T want Brown prosecuted.
The City Attorney still pressed on because the victim hadn’t told prosecutors what she told TMZ. But we’ve learned on Wednesday prosecutors met with her lawyer, who told them his client wanted the case dropped and didn’t want any money.
The case is in court at 10 AM PT and we’ve learned the City Attorney will still object to a dismissal — in other words, they want to prosecute Brown for hit-and-run.
The judge could ignore the City Attorney and dismiss the case.
One final, weird thing. During the last hearing in the case, we’ve learned a honcho from the L.A. County D.A.’s Office sat in the peanut gallery. We’re told the D.A. is interested in the case because if Chris is prosecuted it could trigger a probation violation in the Rihanna case.
Check back with BOSSIP for the details as the story develops.
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