Sheriff's Dept: Brown-Ocean inquiry will be closed

An LA County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Monday that the agency expects to close its investigation into a fight between musicians Chris Brown and Frank Ocean last month, due to online comments Ocean recently posted stating he was not interested in pressing charges against Brown.

LOS ANGELES — A sheriff's spokesman says an investigation into a fight between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean will soon be closed without any charges being sought.

Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says investigators will speak with Ocean before closing the case, but the agency is unlikely to pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Brown.

Ocean has accused Brown of hitting him during an argument outside a West Hollywood recording studio last month, but wrote on the social media site Tumblr on Saturday that he wanted the matter closed. Ocean's post stated he did not want Brown prosecuted and he had no intentions of filing a civil lawsuit.

"As a child, I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man," Ocean wrote in his post. "But as a man... I'll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit."

Brown remains on probation for the 2009 beating of Rihanna and is scheduled to appear in court for a progress hearing on Wednesday.

MSN News contributed to this AP report.


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