Florida Battery Charge Dropped Against Singer Chris Brown - NBC Bay Area

Florida Battery Charge Dropped Against Singer Chris Brown

Tampa police say Brown was at the former AJA Channelside club following a concert in April 2017 when he punched a photographer

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    Florida Battery Charge Dropped Against Singer Chris Brown
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    DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 28: Singer Chris Brown performs on stage at The Big Show at Little Caesars Arena on December 28, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

    A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago.

    Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. The State Attorney's Office released a statement saying there was insufficient evidence.

    Tampa police say Brown was at the former AJA Channelside club following a concert in April 2017 when he punched a photographer working for the club. Brown was gone when police arrived.

    Brown was arrested more than a year later in Palm Beach County. He was met by officers with a warrant while walking off stage after a July 2018 show.

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    Brown's attorney, Kevin Napper, told the Tampa Bay Times Brown had been wrongfully accused and that prosecutors made the right decision.