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Chris Brown Taken Into Police Custody for Suspected Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 6:35 PM

(CNS) – After a day of drama at Chris Brown’s Tarzana home, where a woman claimed he pointed a gun at her overnight, the singer was taken into police custody today and was expected to be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

After being questioned by investigators who served a search warrant at his home in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue, Brown was escorted to a police vehicle to be driven to downtown Los Angeles, where he will be arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez.

Officers responded about 3:15 a.m. to the residence in response to a call from a woman “requesting help.” Because of high-profile nature of the case, the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division was called in to handle the investigation. Brown, however, declined to come out of the home, beginning an uneventful waiting game as police tried to obtain a search warrant.

The warrant was obtained and served around around 1 p.m. and people inside the home were brought into a front courtyard, where they were searched by waiting officers prior to questioning by detectives, Ramirez said.

Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, was at the home when officers began serving the warrant. At about 2:40 p.m., Brown was seen talking with officers in front of the home. By 5 p.m., the singer was being taken downtown for booking.

Ramirez declined to provide additional details about the search of Brown’s home.

“The investigation is still ongoing. The search warrant is still being conducted and evidence is still being collected. It’s a long process so bear with us, ” Ramirez said.

He said he “cannot comment on anything that has been found or anything that has been recovered at this point because they are still doing the search warrant.”

The website TMZ.com reported earlier that several people were at Brown’s home last night but when uninvited guests arrived, Brown allegedly threatened a woman with a gun, prompting her to flee the home and call police.

With police surrounding his home this morning, Brown took to social media to deny any wrongdoing and blast the police for swarming his house over what he called a trumped-up allegation.

“When you get the warrant, whatever you need, you gonna walk right up in here, and you gonna see nothing, you idiots,” he said. “I’m tired of (expletive) dealing with you all. Y’all the worst gang in the world, the police.”

He contended he was asleep and awoke to the sound of the police and media outside.

“So I’m asleep half the damn night, I just wake up, all these (expletive) helicopter choppers is around,” he said. “There are police out there at the gate. … What the (expletive) else do you want from me, bro? I stay out of the way. Take care of my daughter. Do work. … At the same time, when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don’t come til the next day. Let somebody make a (expletive) allegation about me, oh yeah, the whole (expletive) SWAT team.”

Brown also mocked the media coverage of the situation, saying all it was doing was giving him publicity. He lashed out at the characterization that he was “barricaded” in his house.

“Have you seen my house? I’m gonna barricade myself in a palace,” he said sarcastically.

“What I do care about is y’all are defacing my name as a person and my character and my integrity,” he said. “I am a father. I am one of the best entertainers out here — without bragging and trying to say, ‘Woe is me, I’m not getting enough credit.”‘

TMZ reported that Brown had thrown a duffel bag out of a window, and police retrieved at least one gun, some other weapons and drugs, but Ramirez said he could not confirm that report.

A model named Baylee Curran told the website she was the one who called police, saying she was at Brown’s home last night with a friend. She said she saw an associate of Brown displaying a piece of jewelry, and when she began admiring it, Brown pointed a gun at her and ordered her out of the home. Curran also claimed that Brown’s associates tried to get her to sign a non-disclosure agreement before she left, but she refused.

Brown, 27, has had a number of run-ins with law enforcement, most prominently his 2009 domestic abuse of then-girlfriend Rihanna. His probation for that assault ended in March 2015.

A week ago, he sought to invalidate a summons served by a process server involving a lawsuit filed by a life coach hired to help rehabilitate the entertainer’s image.

Mike G sued the singer on June 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court for allegedly beating him up on May 10, just days before Brown was to leave for a European tour.

The plaintiff maintains he thought he was having a routine talk with Brown about the tour, but alleges Brown instead took him into a room and punched him four times in the face and neck.

While he had to go to the hospital to be treated, Brown showed no remorse and boasted to others about the attack, the suit alleges.

A hearing is scheduled Nov. 29 before Judge Elizabeth Allen White.

CNS-08-30-2016 17:36



Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 11:01 AM

Officers went to the Tarzana home of singer Chris Brown today in response to a call from a woman “requesting help,” police said, but the R&B singer took to social media to deny any wrongdoing and blast the police for swarming his house over a trumped-up allegation.

Officers went to the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue about 3:15 a.m., but police would not confirm a TMZ.com report that the unnamed woman alleged that Brown threatened her with a gun.

The website reported earlier that some people were at Brown’s home last night but when uninvited guests arrived, Brown allegedly threatened the woman with a gun, prompting her to flee the home and call police.

Officers reportedly were in the process of obtaining a search warrant, and a SWAT team was sent to stand by as a precaution.

In a series of expletive-laced video posts on Instagram, Brown lashed out at the police

“When you get the warrant, whatever you need, you gonna walk right up in here, and you gonna see nothing, you idiots,” he said. “I’m tired of (expletive) dealing with you all. Y’all the worst gang in the world, the police.”

He contended he was asleep and awoke to the sound of the police and media outside.

“So I’m asleep half the damn night, I just wake up, all these (expletive) helicopter choppers is around,” he said. “There are police out there at the gate. … What the (expletive) else do you want from me, bro? I stay out of the way. Take care of my daughter. Do work. … At the same time, when I call the police for stalker people that are endangering my life, they don’t come til the next day. Let somebody make a (expletive) allegation about me, oh yeah, the whole (expletive) SWAT team.”

Brown also mocked the media coverage of the situation, saying all it was doing was giving him publicity. He lashed out at the characterization that he was “barricaded” in his house.

“Have you seen my house? I’m gonna barricade myself in a palace,” he said sarcastically.

“What I do care about is y’all are defacing my name as a person and my character and my integrity,” he said. “I am a father. I am one of the best entertainers out here — without bragging and trying to say, ‘Woe is me, I’m not getting enough credit.”‘

By mid-morning, TMZ reported that Brown had thrown a duffel bag out of a window, and police retrieved at least one gun, some other weapons and drugs.

Brown has had a number of run-ins with law enforcement, most prominently his 2009 domestic abuse of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

A week ago, he sought to invalidate a summons served by a process server involving a lawsuit filed by a life coach hired to help rehabilitate the entertainer’s image.

Mike G sued the singer on June 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court for allegedly beating him up on May 10, just days before Brown was to leave for a European tour.

The plaintiff maintains he thought he was having a routine talk with Brown about the tour, but alleges Brown instead took him into a room and punched him four times in the face and neck.

While he had to go to the hospital to be treated, Brown showed no remorse and boasted to others about the attack, the suit alleges.

A hearing is scheduled Nov. 29 before Judge Elizabeth Allen White.

CNS-08-30-2016 10:38

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