Chris Brown at the Grammys in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Chris Brown at the Grammys in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Chris Brown’s principal witness against allegations he falsified his community service records has suddenly resigned his influential post as police chief of Richmond, Va. The move could leave Chris twisting slowly in the wind.

Police Chief Bryan Norwood is a key figure in the case. He purportedly oversaw Browns community service requirement stemming from his assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault in Los Angeles and was assigned to five-years probation and roughly 1,400 hours hours of community service. By agreement with the court and LA prosecutor, he was allowed to perform most of the service in his home state of Virginia.

Brown was well on his way to wrapping up that part of his sentence when the Los Angeles County District Attorney charged in court papers that the 23-year-old singer falsified records and never performed the work as required.

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Norwood personally certified the hours that the LA prosecutor claims Brown never performed. Brown’s mother also signed off on community work he supposedly performed at the Tappahannock Children’s Center where she was, for a time, the director.

Norwood also wrote a letter to the LA court attesting that Brown performed the work as required. If he falsified the document, he could open himself to purjury charges.

Brown could also have his probation revoked and be forced to serve out the rest of his sentence in jail. He may also face new charges involving perjury and lying to the court.

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Brown was out of the country performing shows during much of the time he was supposedly doing his community service chores, according to gossip site TMZ.

The website claims Norwood was contemplating resigning to take the chief’s job in Raleigh, NC, but whether that figured into his decision is unknown.