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Chris Brown is under investigation for battery after allegedly smacking a woman so hard that he dislodged part of her hair weave.

Police responded to an assault call at the singer's San Fernando Valley home over the weekend after a woman's allegation that he hit her.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ.com the woman claimed Brown smacked her on the back of the head so hard that part of her hair weave fell off.

However, police evaluated the woman and determined she had no injuries, and no arrests were made.

Police took a battery report following the alleged incident, which may result in a misdemeanor charge against Brown.

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Brown and his representatives have yet to comment on the allegations.

It's the second time in as many months that police have been called to Brown's house - the first was in May when the Los Angeles Police Department responded to noise disturbance calls at a huge birthday bash. Police broke up the party in the early hours of the morning, and no arrests were made.

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Richmond County Sheriff's Office

An Augusta woman who was wanted for assaulting another woman in a Little Caesars restaurant has been caught by police.

Brittany Kennedy was taken into custody on Wednesday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals.

Kennedy assaulted 22-year-old Emily Broadwater at a Little Caesar Pizza at 3221 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta on May 17.

Authorities say Brittany Kennedy, 25, approached Broadwater and an argument ensued. Kennedy pulled a chair out from under Broadwater, causing her to fall on the floor.

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Cellphone footage shows Kennedy grabbing the victim's hair, dragging her across the floor and repeatedly punching her as Broadwater's 3-year-old daughter cried.

The victim suffered bruises, facial lacerations, a black eye and a cut lip.

Both women took to Facebook to explain their side of the story. Broadwater said she previously cared for Kennedy's three children while she was in prison.

Broadwater currently dates the father of Kennedy's children. He is the father of Broadwater's toddler.

"All I did was help a friend out with his kids while his baby mama was locked up. She has been harassing me for weeks now," Broadwater wrote on Facebook.

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After Kennedy was released from prison, she allegedly stalked and harassed Broadwater before assaulting her at Little Caesars.

Kennedy is being held without bail at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and criminal damage to property.
 

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Trey Songz was arrested on Sunday, Jan. 24, after yet another physical altercation with a police officer.

The "Slow Motion" star was watching the Kansas City Chiefs play the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium when he was heckled by some fans sitting several rows behind him.

When Trey asked them to stop heckling him for not wearing a mask, he was approached by an officer, who - according to witnesses - "went after him, without warning".

"Trey was totally caught off guard when the officer got physical with him, and the singer started to defend himself," a witness told TMZ.com.

A video of the incident shows Trey and the officer struggling, before the troubled rapper punched the policeman in the head, and put him in a headlock. The officer then pinned Trey to a seat, with fans shouting at him to get off the musician until back-up arrived.

Once additional officers arrived, they separated Trey and the officer, and slapped the 36-year-old father-of-one in handcuffs.

According to TMZ, Trey was arrested for the misdemeanors of trespassing and resisting arrest, and the felony of assaulting a police officer. He's on a 24-hour hold, and is due to be released on Monday night.

Trey was previously arrested in December 2016, following a performance at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. He was charged with felony assault of a police officer and misdemeanor aggravated assault for injuring a photographer.

Trey pleaded guilty in August 2017 to two reduced counts of disturbing the peace, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation, substance screening and anger-management classes.
 

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Boxer Adrien Broner was jailed in Cleveland after a judge held him in contempt of court for flashing money on Instagram.com.

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Judge Nancy Margaret Russo noted that Broner failed to meet any of the deadlines she imposed for him to hand over evidence showing he was not able to pay the $800,000 judgment he owes the female victim in an assault case.

In December, the judge ordered Broner to pay $830,000 to a woman who filed a civil lawsuit against him after he allegedly assaulted her in a Cleveland nightclub in 2018.

During a hearing before Judge Russo on Oct. 5, Broner, 31, swore he was broke and only had $13 to his name.

But on Saturday, Broner posted a video on his Instagram feed that showed him flashing large amounts of cash, according to Cleveland.com.

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An 18-year-old has been charged in the "unprovoked" attack on a Macy's store manager in Flint Township, Michigan last weekend.

The Genesee County prosecutor announced the assault charge against Damire Palmer on Friday.

According to prosecutor David Leyton, Palmer assaulted the 50-year-old store manager in an unprovoked attack in the men's clothing department.

The incident happened at a Macy's store in Genesee Valley Center on June 15. The attack was captured on cellphone video by aspiring rapper FT Quay, who uploaded it to Facebook on Jun 15.

Surveillance video shows Palmer walking around the store before punching the manager in the head.

According to FT Quay, Palmer attacked the manager for using the N-word. But Leyton said there is no evidence the manager used a racial slur in the attack.

"This was an unprovoked attack on a Macy's employee," said Prosecutor Leyton. "We don't believe any racial slur was made by the store manager and even if there had been, it does not condone nor justify the assault by Mr. Palmer."

Leyton said there was not enough evidence to support a hate crime charge against Palmer.

"I know a lot of people are calling this a hate crime but, under the laws of Michigan, the evidence simply does not support that charge," he said.

Palmer, who is not yet in police custody, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
 

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A Florida inmate who assaulted a deputy is facing additional felony charges tacked on to his original drug and gun possession charges.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said 38-year-old inmate Michler Gabriel will face additional felony charges after he assaulted one of their deputies at the Orient Road Jail on Tuesday morning.

Surveillance video shows Gabriel waiting impatiently for the deputy to unlock a door to exit a jail pod. The deputy pushed Gabriel away from the door twice, but Gabriel refused to back away. At one point, Gabriel sucker punched the deputy.

Another deputy who witnessed the assault subdued Gabriel and held him until more deputies arrived.

The deputy was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. The Sheriff's office said the deputy was treated for facial bruises, swelling and lacerations.

Gabriel was being held at the jail on multiple charges including: driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of weed, armed drug trafficking, possession of cocaine, felony weapons possession and carrying a concealed firearm.

WRBL reports that Gabriel now faces additional charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and battery by a detained person, both felonies.

"While I am thankful that the deputy involved was not seriously hurt, we will make sure that Gabriel is prosecuted to the fullest extent for his actions," said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
 

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A man who brutally beat his girlfriend on surveillance video at his workplace was released from jail on an appearance ticket Tuesday.

Jay Vazquez-Paulino was seen on video repeatedly punching and kicking his girlfriend at the Superior Package Company, where he works. At one point in the video, he is seen going outside to retrieve a knife.

He then reentered the building and threw the knife at the young woman, barely missing her head by inches.

As Vazquez-Paulino cruelly punched and kicked his girlfriend, his co-workers filed past, apparently uncaring or unwilling to help the woman.

Vazquez-Paulino's criminal charges included criminal possession of a weapon, attempted assault, and harassment.

"The fact that he is captured on video goes further showing the strength of the case and the fact that he did have an intention to do harm here," said Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.

"The real issue here is that this gentleman was released with a ticket and given an order of protection and again is free to terrorize this woman, which in domestic cases there should be bail and ... a cooling off period to allow parties to cool off."

New Yorkers expressed outrage at Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo over their no cash bail reform that went into effect on January 1.

The cash bail reform bill prevents cash bail for "non-violent" criminals who normally can't afford to post bond.

But residents say cash bail is necessary to keep a certain element of criminals off the streets. The sad truth is that detainees who can't afford bond tend to be the most violent and commit more crimes.

A serial bank robber who robbed a 6th bank after he was released without cash bail on Jan. 8 turned himself in on Friday, Jan. 17.

"I can't believe they let me out," Gerod Woodberry said as police handed him two $25 gift cards and a free transit voucher when he was released on Jan. 8.

A pretrial hearing scheduled for Sunday was canceled when Woodberry's family was unable to demonstrate how much money they could put up to spring him again, the NY Daily News reported.

Fed up prosecutor Jack Dennehy asked Sunday that Woodberry be held without bail, arguing he is "a danger to the community." But Magistrate Judge Steven Gold said Woodberry will get bail, according to the News.
 

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Offset can't catch a break. The Migos rapper is wanted by Sandy Springs, Georgia police for smacking a cell phone out of a teenager's hand while shopping for electronics at a Target store. According to Channel 2's Mike Petchenik the incident happened on Thursday, April 25.

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