It would be a very intimidating act if it weren’t also somewhat incompetant. Local CBS affiliate 8NewsNow in Las Vegas report that would-be vandals with outdated address information left a severed pig’s head and smeared blood on a California home that previously belonged to Use of Force expert and a former Santa Rosa, California, police officer witness Mr. Barry Brodd.
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Brodd had committed the cardinal sin of refuting the Black Lives Matter narrative when he testified as an expert Witness for the defense of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin that “I felt that Officer Chauvin’s interactions with Mr. Floyd were following his training, following current practices in policing and objectively reasonable,”
CBS 8News Now reported,
“It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said. “Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California.”
According to a statement from the Santa Rosa Police Department, the vandals also took aim at the SRPD as well. “a large hand statue in front of the Santa Rosa Plaza mall was vandalized with a similar substance, suspected to be animal blood. The suspects also left a sign in front of the statue which had a picture of a pig and read “Oink Oink.” The suspects were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who vandalized the house.”
This backlash against the Santa Rosa Police came despite an April 13th statement from Police Chief Rainer Navarro who appealed to BLM following Brodd’s daminng testimony “We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. Mr. Brodd has not been employed by the department since 2004. His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department.”
The suspects are being sought by SRPD on felony vandalism charges due to the damages being in excess of $400. All for vandalizing a piece of mall art, and the wrong house. However, given how quickly Cheif Navarro rushed to desperately distance his deptarment from Mr. Brodd, the prospects of the vandals being prosecuted let alone arrested seem unlikely at best.