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Women arrested for leaving bloody pig’s head outside former home of witness who testified in defense of Derek Chauvin

A group of three women have been arrested for allegedly leaving a bloody pig’s head outside the former California residence of an expert witness who testified in defense of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin last month.

The vandalism occurred at a Santa Rosa home on April 17, just four days after Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa Police Department training officer, appeared in a Minneapolis courtroom on 45-year-old Chauvin’s behalf. He argued the former cop was justified when he knelt down on George Floyd’s neck for an extended period of time and that he “was acting with objective reasonableness” during the Memorial Day incident last year.

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On Saturday, April 17, Santa Rosa Police responded to a residence in west Santa Rosa that had just been vandalized.
On Saturday, April 17, Santa Rosa Police responded to a residence in west Santa Rosa that had just been vandalized. (Santa Rosa Police Department)

Authorities said while they believe the vandals intended to target Brodd, he has “not lived at the residence for a number of years and is no longer a resident of California.”

On Wednesday, authorities announced Rowan Dalbey, 20, Kisten Aumoithe, 34, and Amber Lucas, 35, have been charged with conspiracy and felony vandalism. According to a police statement to NBC, Dalbey and Aumoithe were arrested Tuesday morning while Lucas was arrested later in the evening.

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In this image from video, Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Tuesday, April 13, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.
In this image from video, Barry Brodd, a use of force expert testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Tuesday, April 13, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV)

“Additional evidence was recovered during the search warrants, and all three suspects were booked into jail,” Santa Rosa police said.

Despite Brodd’s testimony, Chauvin was ultimately convicted on charges of second- and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter.

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