Singer Chris Brown, 24, is in trouble again. Last Sunday Brown and his bodyguard used their fists to strike a man in the face in downtown Washington DC. Brown is already on probation for a felony domestic violence conviction dating back to 2009, when he attacked his former girlfriend Rihanna.
At first Brown and his bodyguard were charged with felony assault, but the charge was reduced to simple assault misdemeanor at a court hearing on Monday. Both men were released without bail.
You can read more about the fight at this link, and you can read the police report here. It’s an excellent example of brevity and objectivity: The officer records the alleged victim’s statements without comment, fancy writing, or police jargon. The use of V1, S1 and S2, and W1 is distracting – but the department may have felt that the abbreviations were necessary to protect everyone’s privacy.
The officer who handled the incident is clearly a pro. He handled the situation well – and she wrote a detailed report that records exactly what he was told at the scene. Well done.