Former home of Chauvin defense expert horrifically attacked with decapitated pig’s head, blood

Vandals have reportedly struck the former home of an ex-cop who testified on behalf of the defense in the Derek Chauvin trial.

A group threw a decapitated pig’s head on the porch and splattered blood on the front of the house in Santa Rosa, Calif.,  where use-of-force expert Barry Brodd used to live.

He is no longer a resident of California and left his position with the Santa Rosa PD about 17 years ago, however, thus the current homeowners were unfairly targeted.

Damage to the home is estimated to be in excess of $400, thus the incident constitutes felony vandalism under state law.

The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. on Saturday in the city located about 50 miles north of San Francisco.

About 45 minutes later, a large hand statue at a nearby mall was also vandalized with blood. An “oink, oink” sign was placed next to the statute. Cops have concluded to the two vandalism incidents are related, and an investigation is ongoing.

As part of his testimony in day 12 of the trial, Brodd reportedly had told the jury that Chauvin’s actions were objectively reasonable because George Floyd was “actively resisting.” Brodd taught use-of-force techniques for 35 years at the Santa Rosa Public Safety Training Center.

He claimed that Chauvin did not use deadly force in pinning Floyd to the pavement with his knee for nearly nine minutes. Brodd cited a three-part test 1989 Graham v. Connor U.S. Supreme Court case in opining that Chauvin acted reasonably.

The police chief subsequently distanced the department from Brodd’s testimony. “Mr. Brodd’s comments do not reflect the values and beliefs on the Santa Rosa Police Department,” Ranier Navarro said in a statement.

During his court appearance, Brodd also maintained that putting a suspect on the ground in the prone position did not constitute a use of force. He also claimed that prone control is a technique that can keep a suspect, as well as an officer, safe.

“When questioned later by the prosecution, he amended this claim, saying the position and the officers on top of Mr. Floyd could have caused him pain and therefore qualified as use of force,” the New York Times reported.

Chauvin is facing murder and manslaughter charges in the trial that is expected to wrap up this coming week, which will then prompt jury deliberations.

Robert Jonathan


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