Chris Brown must serve sentence in Richmond

By Evrod Cassimy - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Chris Brown is headed back to his home state of Virginia after a Los Angeles judge sentenced him to 5 years probation and 6 months of community service for brutally assaulting his ex girlfriend Rihanna. Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood will directly supervise Brown as he fulfills his sentence here in Richmond.

Norwood has been working with Brown's attorney and released a statement this evening, saying "Judge Schnegg may be assured that we will be diligent in maintaining the proper records of Mr. Brown's work activities and schedule."

Brown will serve his sentence at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities. For 52 weeks he'll undergo a course in domestic violence as part of his sentence. Brown's domestic violence course will likely focus on anger management.

"I'm very sad and very ashamed of what i've done," said Brown in a video taped apology.

Despite that apology fans here in Richmond are still upset at what he did.

"He should have known better," says one fan. "I don't promote anyone hitting a woman."

"Chris Brown could have had better control over his emotions that he wouldn't get in trouble and strike his partner," says another Richmond resident.

The details of when Brown will start his community service here in Richmond have not been released.

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