A California court on Friday released surveillance and bodycam video of the October 2022 attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at their San Francisco home.
The San Francisco County Superior Court made the footage public after Judge Stephen Murphy denied a request two days earlier by prosecutors to keep it secret.
The Oct. 28 attack sent Paul Pelosi, 82, to the hospital for emergency surgery on a skull fracture.
One portion of the footage shows police knocking on the door of Pelosi’s home, before the door opens to reveal Paul Pelosi and suspect David DePape.
DAVID DEPAPE BREAKING INTO PELOSI HOME CAPTURED ON US CAPITOL POLICE SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE
“What’s going on, man?” an officer asks.
“Everything is good,” DePape responds as he and Pelosi each have one hand on a hammer, with DePape also placing a hand on Pelosi’s wrist. Pelosi appears to be holding an object in his other hand.
“Drop the hammer!” the officer then says as he shines his flashlight at the two men.
“Umm, nope,” DePape responds, before starting to pull the hammer away from Pelosi, who says, “Hey! Hey, hey, hey!”
The hammer then breaks free and DePape is seen swinging it at Pelosi, who appears to attempt to retreat before being struck.
“Oh, s—!” one of the officers says as police burst into the home and apprehend DePape.
Another clip, taken in black and white, shows DePape approaching the Pelosis’ San Francisco house and dropping multiple bags onto the ground. He then rummaged through the bags before he apparently pulled a hammer out of his clothing and started swinging at a glass door, eventually entering the home.
DePape, 42, has pleaded not guilty to all state charges in the case, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. He also has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of assaulting an immediate family member of a federal official and attempted kidnapping of a federal officer for the alleged home invasion.
FEDERAL INDICTMENT REVEALS WHAT PAUL PELOSI ATTACK SUSPECT WAS WEARING WHEN POLICE ARRIVED
Rep. Nancy Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., at the time of the incident.
When asked by reporters Friday for her reaction to the footage, she replied, “I’m not going to say anything right now, but I may shortly.”
Fox News was among the news organizations pushing for the release of the videos.
Audio clips of a 911 call and a San Francisco Police interview with DePape also were released Friday alongside the videos.
“He was asleep. Like all that noise, he could not hear,” DePape told a detective with the San Francisco Police Department when discussing the initial break-in.
“Until he basically wakes up,” DePape continued, noting during the interview that Pelosi was in a bed.
“I kind of told him that I’m like looking for Nancy Pelosi and he was like, ‘She’s not here,’ DePape also said. “He was like, ‘How can we resolve this?'”
When San Francisco police arrived at the home around 2:30 a.m., they found Pelosi in his pajamas and the intruder wearing shorts, sneakers and a sweatshirt, according to court filings.
The encounter lasted just 15 seconds from when Pelosi opened the door for officers to when the hammer attack took place, according to a filing.
“The two officers opened the door to see the foyer of the Pelosi Residence, Mr. Pelosi, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, DEPAPE in shorts, running shoes and a sweatshirt, and DEPAPE and Mr. Pelosi jointly gripping a hammer,” an indictment read.
The attack caused Pelosi to suffer a skull fracture and other injuries, according to authorities.
Police called an ambulance to treat Pelosi, who was bleeding from a head wound.
Investigators also said that DePape researched homes of Pelosi and two other targets on an alleged hit list two days before breaking into the House speaker’s $8 million hilltop Pacific Heights mansion.
Officers from the U.S. Capitol Police also had live video surveillance outside the Pelosis’ San Francisco residence, but weren’t watching it when DePape allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi, sources told Fox News shortly after the incident.
The officers were monitoring a live-feed of many cameras, which include surveillance of the Capitol complex, but also monitor some points away from the Capitol, which include the Pelosi residence.
According to sources, an officer was monitoring the feeds and saw police lights on a dark street outside the Pelosi residence. If the officers were watching the feed monitoring in real-time, the break-in would have been seen.
Fox News’ Michael Ruiz, Adam Sabes, Chad Pregram and Michael Arroyo contributed to this report.
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