The San Francisco Police Department on Friday released officers' body camera video footage showing David DePape attacking former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer at their San Francisco home
WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 27th January, 2023) The San Francisco Police Department on Friday released officers' body camera video footage showing David DePape attacking former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer at their San Francisco home.
The video shows two police officers arriving at Paul Pelosi's home on the night of October 28, 2022.
The video shows Paul Pelosi calmly opening the door and greeting the officers while holding onto a hammer that DePape is wielding. DePape tells the police officers that "everything's good" but refuses to listen to one of the officers who orders him to drop the hammer. Paul Pelosi losses his grip on the hammer and DePape violently strikes him with it.
It appears that DePape knocks Paul Pelosi unconscious with one strike of the hammer before the two officers tackle him to the ground and call for backup before the video cuts out.
In December, DePape pleaded not guilty to the six state charges for which he was arraigned, including attempted murder and threatening the life of a public official. In November, DePape also pleaded not guilty to Federal charges, which included assault of an immediate family member of a federal official.
Pelosi suffered a skull fracture and injuries to his right arm and hands, for which he underwent surgery.
US media reported a San Francisco Police Department official as saying that DePape also planned to target political figures including California Governor Gavin Newsom and First Family member Hunter Biden.
DePape will return to the courtroom on February 23 to set a trial date.