A composite image of former Santa Rosa, California, police officer Barry Brodd testifying at Derek Chauvin’s trial and some of the vandalism at Brodd’s old house. AP/Santa Rosa Police Department
Barry Brodd, a former police officer, testified for Derek Chauvin’s defense last week.
He said Chauvin’s actions while arresting George Floyd were “objectively reasonable.”
On Saturday, vandals left red liquid and a pig’s head outside Brodd’s former home, police said.
Four days after the use-of-force expert Barry Brodd testified that Derek Chauvin’s actions while arresting George Floyd were “objectively reasonable,” his former home in California was vandalized.
A press release from the Santa Rosa Police Department said the residents of Brodd’s former home were awakened shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday “by a group of subjects who threw a pig’s head on their front porch and plastered blood on the front of their house.”
Police believed the group, dressed all in black, went on to vandalize a statue at the Santa Rosa Plaza mall with a similar substance, believed to be animal’s blood. A sign left behind at the statue read, “Oink, Oink.”
Critics of the police often refer to officers as pigs.
In a statement, the Santa Rosa police wrote that it “appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his…