Chris Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, filed a motion late yesterday seeking access to internal LAPD records because he believes this photo of Rihanna (taken immediately after Chris Brown beat the shit out of her) was illegally leaked to the media and could be harmful to his client during jury selection process. He says in a statement to Radar Online:
“I’m informed and believe that on or about February 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. In fact, the photograph still remains on the TMZ website. The purpose of the leak was necessarily for profit and to vilify Mr. Brown and poison the potential jury pool.” Geragos further states “If the instant motion reveals evidence of dishonest conduct on any of these officers’ part, I intend to use such evidence at the preliminary hearing to attack their credibility. The defense intends to prove and argue that the afore-mentioned officers are not credible and that the Court should not believe any or all of their testimony. If the Court does not believe these statements, I believe there is a reasonable likelihood that the case will be dismissed at the preliminary hearing.” Geragos goes on to say, “In this case specifically, the leaking of a photograph (whether for profit or not) of a complaining witness violates a variety of criminal and regulatory prohibitions. In and of itself these actions would not only constitute demonstratable bias on the part of the involved officers but could potentially be the basis for a Motion to Dismiss Outrageous Governmental Misconduct.”
When you beat up your girlfriend and try to choke her unconscious because she wanted to know the name of the girl you were just texting, I don’t think you’ll need help vilifying yourself, so please don’t tell me this is gonna be harmful to your client. Unlike if I took the base of my palm and drove his woman beating nose into the back of his brain. If you don’t believe me, let’s try it and see which one hurts the most. I hate to spoil the surprise, but if I were you, I’d strongly consider Door #1.
Just in case you forgot exactly what this piece of shit did to Rihanna, you can read the entire police HERE. Try not to punch a hole in your wall when you’re done. Too late for me!
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