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Fmr. home of defense witness in Derek Chauvin trial vandalized with severed pig’s head, blood

In this image from video, Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

In this image from video, Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

In this image from video, Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testified as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presided, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED  2:42 PM PT – Monday, April 19, 2021

The former home of one of the defense witnesses in the Derek Chauvin trial was found vandalized using a severed pig’s head and blood.

Over the weekend, police officers in Northern California found the house where retired police officer and use of force expert Barry Brodd used to live, defaced with the blood and head.

Authorities said the group who committed the crime ran away when the current resident called police.

Last week, Brodd testified in court saying Chauvin’s actions surrounding the arrest and death of George Floyd were justified.

“So if the officer was justified in using the prone control while the suspect is on the ground in a prone control, the maintaining of the prone control is not a use of force,” Brodd stated. “That’s a controlled technique, it doesn’t hurt. You’ve put the suspect in a position where it’s safe for you the officer, and safe for them, the suspect, and you’re using minimal effort to keep them on the ground.”

45 minutes after the incident at the home, a large hand statue at a nearby mall was also vandalized with what appeared to be animal blood and a sign that read “oink oink.”

In this early Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, photo, a Santa Rosa downtown district maintenance worker cleans the "Agraria" hand sculpture vandalized with what appeared to be blood outside the Santa Rosa Plaza in Santa Rosa, Calif. Authorities say vandals left a pig's head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd. Blood was also smeared on the house in Santa Rosa that once belonged to Barry Brodd. The retired police officer was on the stand in the Minneapolis murder trial last week. Brodd hasn't lived at the property in years. Investigators believe the same vandals also smeared blood on the statue of a large hand in front of nearby Santa Rosa Plaza and left a sign that said "Oink, oink." (Kent Porter/Santa Rosa Press Democrat via AP)

In this early Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, photo, a Santa Rosa downtown district maintenance worker cleaned the “Agraria” hand sculpture vandalized with what appeared to be blood outside the Santa Rosa Plaza in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Kent Porter/Santa Rosa Press Democrat via AP)

 

The cost to clean up the mess at the home exceeded $400, making the crime a felony.

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