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The plan to get Chris Brown off is in full effect, as his lawyers are doing whatever they can to try and get his case dismissed.
Chris's attorney, Mark Geragos has filed a request to obtain the records of the LAPD's investigation into how exactly that awful photo of a bruised and battered Rihanna was leaked online. He claims the leak was all the police department's fault, and that it is grounds for the case to be dismissed.
"The leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regards to outrageous governmental misconduct," Mark told E! News.
Specifically, the lawyer wants to know if the police sold the picture to TMZ.com, who were the first to post it, even though Rihanna (aka Robin Fenty) had been granted and Request of Confidentiality.
"I'm informed and believe that on or about Feb. 19, 2009, a photograph taken by the LAPD depicting physical injuries on Ms. Fenty's person was illegally leaked to the media," the attorney said in the court papers. "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...The purpose of the leak was necessarily for profit and to vilify Mr. Brown and poison the potential jury pool."
Basically, the good lawyer is saying that if what he thinks happened did actually take place, then Chris should just walk -- no matter that he did to Rihanna -- because the leak would "constitute demonstratable bias on the part of the involved officers."
"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."
This just makes me mad. If the police did sell the photo, well, that's just disgusting, but, if Chris is going to get no punishment at all because of it, that is just horrendous.