Sheriff's Dept: Brown-Ocean inquiry will be closed

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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2011 file photo shows musician Frank Ocean at the 16th annual GQ "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman said Monday Feb. 4, 2013, that the agency expects to close its investigation into a fight between Brown and Ocean last month due to online comments Ocean recently posted stating he was not interested in pressing charges against Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sheriff's spokesman says an investigation into a fight between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean will soon be closed without any charges being sought.

Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says investigators will speak with Ocean before closing the case, but the agency is unlikely to pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Brown.

Ocean has accused Brown of hitting him during an argument outside a West Hollywood recording studio last month, but wrote on the social media site Tumblr on Saturday that he wanted the matter closed. Ocean's post stated he did not want Brown prosecuted and he had no intentions of filing a civil lawsuit.

Brown remains on probation for the 2009 beating of Rihanna and is scheduled to appear in court for a progress hearing on Wednesday.

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