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Pig’s Head Left At Former Home Of Derek Chauvin Defense Witness

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The one-time Northern California home of a use-of-force expert who testified for the defense at the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin was vandalized over the weekend — with a pig’s head and blood, police said.

Police said in a statement that they believe the Santa Rosa house was targeted because it was once the home of Barry Brodd, a retired cop who testified last week at Chauvin’s murder trial in the death of George Floyd.

“It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the department said. “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,” the statement said.

Police said they were called to the house shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, and found a severed pig’s head on the front porch and blood smeared on the f… (Read more)

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