Pig's blood was smeared on the former home of the use-of-force expert who testified for the defense in Chauvin's trial, police say
April 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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On Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 3:07 a.m., Santa Rosa Police responded to a residence in west Santa Rosa that had just been vandalized. The victim called Santa Rosa Police after they were awakened by a group of subjects who threw a pig???s head on their front porch and splattered blood on the front of their house. The subjects, dressed in all black, ran away as the victim called the police department. Officers arrived to find the front of the victim???s house smeared with what appeared to be animal blood and a decapitated pig???s head near the front porch. The vandalism to the victim???s house exceeded $400 making the crime committed by the suspects a felony vandalism. The victim???s house was the previous residence of Mr.Barry Brodd. Mr. Brodd recently testified for the defense in Minneapolis Police Officer Derrick Chauvin???s trial. It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony. Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California. Because Mr. Brodd no longer lives in the city of Santa Rosa, it appears the victim was falsely targeted. Approximately 45 minutes later, a large hand statue in front of the Santa Rosa Plaza mall was vandalized with a similar substance, suspected to be animal blood. The suspects also left a sign in front of the statue which had a picture of a pig and read ???Oink Oink.??? The suspects were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who vandalized the house. Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro issued a statement on April 13th following Mr. Brodd???s testimony during the Derek Chauvin trial, and stated, ???Mr. Brodd???s comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department.??? (View Chief Navarro???s April 13th statement: https://srcity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1416) The Santa Rosa Police Department is currently conducting further investigation to identify the suspects in these vandalisms. Anyone who witn
The former California home of use-of-force expert Barry Brodd was smeared with pig's blood Saturday, four days after he testified for the defense in Derek Chauvin's trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota, police said.
(CNN)The former California home of use-of-force expert Barry Brodd was smeared with pig's blood Saturday, four days after he testified for the defense in Derek Chauvin's trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota, police said.
On Saturday around 3 a. m. , Santa Rosa Police responded to a home that had been vandalized.
The resident of the home told police they woke up to a group of people throwing a pig's head on their front porch and splattering blood on the front of their home, police said in a news release.
The vandals were dressed in all black and ran away as the victim called police, the release said.
There was more than $400 worth of damage to the home, so police said the incident is considered felony vandalism.
Police said the home was the previous residence of Brodd, though he "has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California," the release said.
"It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony," police said in the release.
Police believe both the home and hand statue were vandalized by the same people.