A retired California police officer had his former home vandalized with blood smears and a pig’s head after testifying in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Officer Barry Brodd, who testified in the trial last week that Chauvin was “justified” in his use of force, was the intended target of vandalism in the attack early Saturday morning, Fox News reported.
“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.” A post from the Santa Rosa Police Department said, adding that the suspects had already left by the time the police were called.
The post stated that Mr. Brodd no longer lived at the house and had not lived at the residence “for a number of years” and was not a resident of California, suggesting the victim was falsely targeted.
When officers arrived, they found the garage door and front door smeared with what appeared to be animal blood alongside a decapitated pig’s head, according to the Facebook post.
“The vandalism to the victim’s house exceeded $400 making the crime committed by the suspects a felony vandalism,” The post said. (RELATED: Police: Rioters Break Windows At NYC Restaurants While People Are Eating)
A statue was vandalized approximately 45 minutes later with blood and a sign that read “Oink Oink,” although it was not immediately clear if the two incidents were connected, according to the police department.
Police were called after a group of people dressed in black sprayed the property with blood and dumped a pig’s head on the porch at around 3am on Saturday https://t.co/baG17HSZHo
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Brodd appeared in court last Tuesday as a witness for the defense, stating that Floyd’s death was akin to an officer using a taser on a suspect, in which the falls and dies after hitting his head, Fox News reported.
“That isn’t an incident of deadly force. That’s an incident of an accidental death.” Brodd said.
“Mr. Brodd’s comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department.” Police Chief Rainer Navarro said about Brodd’s comments in the post.