The one-time Northern California home of a use-of-force skilled who testified for the defense at the homicide trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin was vandalized over the weekend — with a pig’s head and blood, police stated.
Police stated in a press release that they imagine the Santa Rosa home was focused as a result of it was as soon as the home of Barry Brodd, a retired cop who testified final week at Chauvin’s homicide trial within the loss of life of George Floyd.
“It seems the suspects on this vandalism have been focusing on Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the division stated. “Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a quantity of years and is now not a resident of California.”
“As a result of Mr. Brodd now not lives within the metropolis of Santa Rosa, it seems the sufferer was falsely focused,” the assertion stated.
Police stated they have been referred to as to the home shortly after three a.m. Saturday, and located a severed pig’s head on the entrance porch and blood smeared on the entrance of the home.
Cops additionally imagine one other vandalism assault about 45 minutes later was carried out by the identical folks.
In that incident, a statue of a big hand in entrance of Santa Rosa Plaza was discovered smeared with animal blood, with an indication studying, “Oink, oink” left at the scene.
Brodd, a former Santa Rosa police officer, testified Tuesday at Chauvin’s homicide trial that he believes the ex-cop’s restraint of George Floyd was in line with correct police follow.
In a press release launched after Brodd’s testimony, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro distanced himself from his division’s former officer.
“We’re conscious of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, offering testimony within the Derek Chauvin trial,” Navarro’s assertion stated.
“Mr. Brodd has not been employed by the division since 2004,” the chief wrote. “His feedback don’t mirror the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Division.