Chris Brown’s Defense May Focus On Leaked Photo Of Rihanna

Since Chris Brown’s arrest nearly three months ago, his normally loquacious attorney has not said a word in public about how he plans to answer charges that the singer beat and choked his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna. But comments by the attorney in court Wednesday suggested part of the strategy might be attacking police for the leak of a photo showing Rihanna’s bloodied, bruised face.

Defense lawyer Mark Geragos told a judge he planned to request information about possible police misconduct or bias and mentioned by name an appellate court ruling that provides defendants access to files in internal police investigations related to their cases.

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Pictured: Singer Chris Brown (R) appears with his attorney Mark Geragos (L) at Los Angeles Superior Court for his arraignment on April 6, 2009 in Los Angeles for the alleged assault of his pop star girlfriend Rihanna. Brown is charged with felony counts of assault and making criminal threats. AFP PHOTO / POOL / DAMIAN DOVARGANES (Photo credit should read DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AFP/Getty Images)