chris brown*It seems TMZ is looking a little shady on the Chris Brown/DC fight situation and is blaming the police.

They were the first to report otherwise, now they’re claiming that Chris Brown didn’t throw the first punch on Sunday morning that landed him in jail.

The site says that’s what the initial draft of the police report said. They go on to say that even though the mistake has since been corrected, it could work in Brown’s favor … and theirs, too.

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ … the first version of the police report described Chris’ bodyguard as the person who threw the punch that broke the alleged victim’s nose — and further states Chris only jumped into the fight afterward.

TMZ has reviewed the initial version of the report and we also obtained a revised copy … which now states Chris landed the bone-crushing blow.

Chris’ attorney could make hay of the mixup, and the correction. 

We’re also told police videotaped Chris, the bodyguard, the alleged victim, and other witnesses describing who hit whom during the melee.  Law enforcement sources say they believe some of the people on tape may be shading the truth or outright lying, so the confusion may be a bonus for Chris.

And it could help vindicate TMZ, too