'Mr. Brodd has not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California. The resident of the home told police they woke up to a group of people throwing a pig's head on their front porch and splattering blood on the front of their home, police said in a news release.
Brodd, a consultant on police practices and use of force, testified Tuesday as a paid expert witness for the defense.
He testified that his review of the evidence in the high-profile case led him to the opinion that the type of force Chauvin used on George Floyd was justified and that the former Minneapolis police officer "was acting with objective reasonableness following Minneapolis Police Department policy and current standards of law enforcement in his interactions with Mr. Floyd".
Prosecutor Steve Schleicher (above) pounded the lectern as he replied incredulously: "Did you say 'resting comfortably"?'
"We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial", Navarro's statement said.
'Resting comfortably on the pavement?' Schleicher asked again.
'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, ' Chief Rainer said. There was more than $400 worth of damage to the home, so police said the incident is considered felony vandalism.
The other target in the vandalism spree was a large statue of a hand, carved from marble, that rests outside Santa Rosa Plaza shopping mall.
"The suspects were seen fleeing the area and matched the descriptions of the suspects who vandalized the house", the police statement reads.
The statue, titled "Agraria" by artist Larry Kirkland, does not appear to have any political significance that would make it a target.
The sculpture is a well-known landmark for tourists visiting Sonoma's wine country, and visitors often pose with the giant hand for photos.