The body camera video footage of what happened on the night police arrived at Paul Pelosi’s home to deal with the David DePape situation was just released moments ago. Watch it here:
BREAKING: The bodycam footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi has been released.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 27, 2023
The footage appears to show Paul Pelosi holding a drink in his hand and talking to the police when they arrive, which would be weird for an attack, and also shows DePape swinging the hammer at him only after Pelosi starts talking to the police.
That’s odd, as the attack wasn’t ongoing when police got there, but rather appears to have happened later, unless the video released is out of context.
Here’s another odd moment in the footage:
Paul Pelosi is wearing a pajama set. Where were the pants ! pic.twitter.com/1B7qp6oD9s
— Royal pain (@Royalpa49041981) January 27, 2023
The footage was released after Judge Stephen Murphy ruled that the district attorney’s office must make the materials, including the 911 calls and the body camera footage, public.
At the time the attack occurred, we reported that the DA in the case was refusing to release the body camera footage. As we reported:
The San Francisco DA, Brooke Jenkins, shot down the idea that there is a “public interest” in the public getting to see the footage and find out what was really going on there. She, speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the matter, said:
“That meeting is happening today, so limited members are able to view that footage so that they can have certain questions in their mind answered. But it’s a very limited number of family members, and that should be going on as we speak.”
Continuing, she said:
“For us, revealing that evidence through the media is just not what we think is appropriate. We want to make sure that this individual is held accountable for these egregious acts. For us, we’re going to make sure that we limit the evidence as much as possible in order to get that done.”
But, while Jenkins refused to share the 911 call or body cam footage to prove her claim that the attack was politically motivated true, she did tell Blitzer that the attack is politically motivated, pushing that narrative as much as possible:
“This was politically motivated. He planned to do violence against [Nancy Pelosi], as well as others who are in political leadership in this state and in this country.”
The Washington Examiner, reporting on the failure of security at the Pelosi residence when the Paul Pelosi and David DePape situation occurred, said:
U.S. Capitol Police officers were reportedly not monitoring the cameras around the Pelosi home in San Francisco when the break-in happened early Friday. The Capitol Police said on Wednesday that it has begun an internal security review and “will fast-track the work we have already been doing to enhance the protection of Members outside of Washington, D.C., while also providing new protective options that will address concerns following Friday’s targeted attack.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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