Saturday, May 16, 2009
Chris Brown's Lawyer Requests LAPD Records
Chris Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos is trying to get Brown’s case dismissed by requesting records of the police department’s internal investigation to find out how exactly the photo of a battered Rihanna leaked online.
Geragos is alleging that LAPD is to blame, and leaked the photo, which appeared on TMZ. Geragos tells E! News, "The leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regards to outrageous governmental misconduct.”
According to court papers obtained by Radar, Geragos said, "I'm informed and believe that on or about Feb. 19, 2009, a photograph taken by the LAPD depicting physical injuries on Ms. Fenty's person was illegally leaked to the media.
"Specifically, I am informed and believe that this highly prejudicial photograph was sold by an LAPD officer to the entertainment website, TMZ.
"The photograph was immediately viewed by hundreds of thousands of viewers and was displayed on every news channel for several weeks...The purpose of the leak was necessarily for profit and to vilify Mr. Brown and poison the potential jury pool."
In short, Chris' lawyer wants the entire case dismissed because the leak constitutes “demonstratable bias on the part of the involved officers."
Next up for Chris is a preliminary hearing on May 28th. Can you imagine if he got off on a technicality like that?!