Prosecutors begin process of having Chris Brown delivered to Washington for trial

D.C. prosecutors have begun the process of having Chris Brown removed from a Los Angeles jail and extradited to Washington for his scheduled April assault trial.

Late Wednesday, prosecutors filed a writ with the U.S. Marshals and the warden of the Los Angeles County Men’s Jail to have the R&B singer brought to Washington on April 15 in time for his April 17 trial in D.C. Superior Court. A copy was filed with the court.

Brown, 24, is and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, 35, each were charged with one count of misdemeanor assault after an October altercation with a fan outside the W Hotel in downtown Washington. Brown’s attorneys have said Brown is innocent and that he and Hollosy were protecting him and his property.

Brown is currently in a Los Angeles jail. Earlier this month, a California judge ordered that Brown be locked up after the singer allegedly made comments about using guns while he was in a court-mandated rehabilitation facility. Brown had been ordered to the inpatient facility as part of his plea deal in connection with his 2009 conviction of assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. He was scheduled to be in the jail until April 23.

An April 7 pretrial hearing also has been set in the case, but Brown is not scheduled to be in attendance.

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Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.
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