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  • 2 June 2014, 11:46

Chris Brown Released From Los Angeles Jail

American singer Chris Brown has been released from prison in Los Angeles, according to authorities.

Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy Tony Moore said the 25-year-old was freed at 12.01am on Monday.

Brown had been in custody since mid-March, when he was arrested after being expelled from a court-ordered rehab sentence for violating its rules.

He was being treated for anger management and substance problems.

Last month a judge ordered the R&B singer to remain in jail after he admitted he violated his probation by getting into an altercation outside a hotel in Washington, DC, last year.

The Grammy-winning singer was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, hours before the 2009 Grammy awards.

In October, while on probation, Brown was accused of attacking a man outside a hotel in the nation's capital in October. He was charged with a misdemeanour assault.

During a court appearance in May, Brown admitted he committed a crime in that case and waived his rights to a hearing in which prosecutors would have to prove that Brown violated his probation.

At that hearing Judge James R Brandlin said Brown will have to complete the remainder of his 1,000 hours of community service once he is released from jail.

As of early February, Brown had 800 hours remaining.