3 Women Arrested After Pig’s Head Left at Former Home of Witness in Chauvin Trial

May 17, 2021 Updated: May 17, 2021

Three women have been arrested after a severed pig’s head was left at the Santa Rosa, California home that once belonged to a policing expert who testified for the defense in Derek Chauvin’s trial.

Rowan Dalbey, 20, Kristen Aumoithe, 34, and Amber Lucas, 35, all of Santa Rosa, were arrested and booked into jail on conspiracy and felony vandalism charges, according to the city’s police department.

The women allegedly smeared blood in April on the exterior of a home and left the pig’s head on the doorstep. The house once belonged to Barry Brodd, a retired police officer who testified for the defense in the trial of Chauvin.

Brodd told the court that he believed the force Chauvin, a former Minneapolis cop, used against George Floyd last year was justified.

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Barry Brodd, a use-of-force expert, testifies during the trial of Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 13, 2021. (Court TV via AP/Pool)

Chauvin was later convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Police said that the vandalism to the home inflicted over $400 in damage. It also said that vandalism at the Santa Rosa Plaza mall appeared to be related.

“This investigation is still ongoing, and there are still additional leads and information that detectives are following up on. We believe there are additional suspects that were involved and are asking for our community’s help in identifying them,” the Santa Rosa Police Department said in a statement.

It was not clear if the women who were arrested have retained lawyers. They could not be reached.

According to the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, Lucas is a social media influencer who sits on the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. Lucas has helped organize multiple demonstrations, while Dalbey and Aumoithe have attended protests against police violence.

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