Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Mary A. Murray had also asked Judge James R. Brandlin in court papers to set a probation revocation hearing because Brown was arrested last October in Washington, where he faces a subsequent misdemeanor assault charge. He was accused of hitting a man trying to take a picture of him outside the W Hotel.
Murray noted in December that prosecutors could not proceed with a hearing on a probation violation because she did not have the witnesses' names. She said they now have the names and have "sufficient evidence" for a probation violation hearing related to the arrest.
But Brandlin said he would not jail the singer because he has showed progress in rehab.