Blood is smeared from Derek Chauvin’s former California home as an expert witness, and the severed PIG’S HEAD is left on his doorstep after he testified in defense at the George Floyd trial
- Vandals struck early Saturday at Barry Brodd’s former home in Santa Rosa, California
- They smeared animal blood on the door and garage doors and left a severed pig’s head on the sidewalk
- Brodd hasn’t lived there for several years, but it looks like he was targeted after testifying on the defense at Derek Chauvin’s trial in Minnesota.
- Brodd claimed that the police had the right to pin George Floyd while he was handcuffed
Vandals have struck the former home of an expert witness who testified in defense of Derek Chavin, smearing it in blood and leaving a severed pig’s head outside the door, days after he took a stand in the George Floyd trial.
The group of vandals struck around 3 a.m. Saturday, wiping animal blood from the front door and garage of the Santa Rosa, California, home, which was once home to violence expert Barry Brodd.
Police said the hoodlums, fully dressed in black, threw the pig’s head on the porch and fled on foot when the resident called the emergency number.
Soon after, a similar looking group of animal blood splattered on a statue of a hand in a nearby shopping center, leaving a sign with a picture of a pig and the words ‘Oink Oink’.
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A group of vandals struck around 3 a.m. Saturday, smearing animal blood on the front door and garage of Barry Brodd’s former home in Santa Rosa, California.
“Since Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the town of Santa Rosa, it appears that the victim was a false target,” police said.
The other target in the vandalism attack was a large statue of a hand carved from marble that stands outside the Santa Rosa Plaza shopping center.
Mr. Brodd has not lived in the home for several years and is no longer a resident of California. Since Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the town of Santa Rosa, it appears that the victim was a false target, ”police said in a statement.
Brodd, who had a long career in law enforcement, including with the Santa Rosa Police Department, is now an adviser acting as an expert witness on police procedures and tactics.
Floyd died in Minneapolis last May after Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while handcuffed. Chauvin is charged with manslaughter and murder, and the case is expected to go to jury this week.
Last week, Brodd testified that police were justified in detaining Floyd for continuing to struggle rather than “ resting comfortably. ”
That prompted a noisy response from prosecutor Steve Schleicher: “Did you say ‘rest comfortably’?” he asked incredulously.
Last week, Brodd testified (above) that police were justified in detaining Floyd for continuing to struggle rather than ‘resting comfortably’
Prosecutor Steve Schleicher (above) slapped the lectern, replying in disbelief, “Did you say ‘rest comfortably’?”
“Or lie comfortably,” replied Brodd, whose testimony contradicted that of the Minneapolis Police Department’s inside and outside authorities who said Chauvin violated his training.
“Rest comfortably on the sidewalk?” Schleicher asked again. Brodd replied, “Yes.”
After Brodd’s testimony in defense of Chauvin, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro issued a statement denying Brodd’s views on the case.
Mr. Brodd has not been with the department since 2004. His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department, ”Chief Rainer said.
Police said damage to Brodd’s former home amounted to more than $ 400, making the crime a felony.
Chauvin (right) is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd
The other target in the vandalism was a large hand-carved marble statue outside the Santa Rosa Plaza shopping center.
The perpetrators targeting the hand were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who destroyed the home.
The image, entitled ‘Agraria’ by artist Larry Kirkland, does not appear to have any political significance that would make it a target.
Kirkland has said he intended the sculpture as a tribute to immigrant farm workers in Santa Rosa, the county seat of fertile Sonoma County.
The statue is a well-known landmark for tourists visiting Sonoma wine country, and visitors often pose with the giant hand for photos.