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Rihanna, Chris Brown case: Prosecutors want more evidence

February 10, 2009 |  1:02 pm

December 2008 photo of singers Rihanna  and Chris  Brown at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has directed the Los Angeles Police Department to do further investigation into the domestic violence allegations against R&B artist Chris Brown. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, said LAPD investigators presented the case to prosecutors this morning and, after reviewing the material, directed detectives to do further investigation before returning to them.

R&B star Rihanna is cooperating with investigators building a domestic violence case against her boyfriend, Brown, a police source said.

The source said the 20-year-old performer, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is providing "ongoing" cooperation with detectives who booked Brown on Sunday on suspicion of making criminal threats against her.

An early-morning altercation with Brown following a pre-Grammy Awards party left Rihanna with bruises and a scratch on her face, according to police sources. Her injuries were treated at a "major medical facility," a police source said.

-- Richard Winton

Caption: December 2008 photo of singers Rihanna and Chris  Brown at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Credit: Scott Gries / Getty Images

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