Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal In Assault Case, Wants A Trial

Chris Brown says 'No' to a plea deal and opts for trial in his Washington D.C. case.


The prosecutor revealed in court they had offered Brown a deal -- reducing the charge to simple assault (he currently faces misdemeanor assault which carries a more severe penalty), but Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos -- who was also in court --- rejected it ... and we think we know why.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... they had combed the area looking for surveillance video capturing the run-in. For a long, long time they said they had nothing. Now they seem to be singing a different tune, but haven't turned the video over to Geragos.

Geragos -- who believes his client did nothing wrong -- is eager to see the video before cutting any kind of deal.