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Internal affairs investigation underway stemming from arrest of Chris Brown

FILE - This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown, right, arriving at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington. District of Columbia police officials are investigating whether a police officer made contradictory statements in the assault case against Brown. The department’s internal affairs investigation stems from a disputed conversation between the officer and an unidentified acquaintance of Brown. The discrepancies in the exchange, which could become important as the criminal prosecution moves forward, are summarized in police documents that lay out the basis for charging Brown and his bodyguard with punching a man outside a Washington hotel in October. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 16, 2014 - 8:30 AM

WASHINGTON - Police have opened an internal affairs investigation into statements made by an officer who responded to reports that singer Chris Brown had punched a man outside a Washington hotel.

According to charging documents, an acquaintance of Brown reported being told by the officer that the alleged victim said he was never hit by Brown. The officer denied speaking with the witness, but a uniformed Secret Service officer said he had overheard the conversation.

An Associated Press reporter who had previously asked about that exchange was contacted this week by an internal affairs investigator assigned to the probe. The investigator confirmed a review was underway.

Brown was charged with misdemeanour assault in October after police said he punched a man outside a hotel. His lawyer says he's innocent.

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