Body camera documents Paul Pelosi's hammer assailant
DePape also intended to target other politicians including Governor Gavin Newsom and Hunter Biden.
The former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, was attacked at their San Francisco home with a hammer by David DePape, according to body camera video footage released by the San Francisco Police Department on Friday.
On the evening of October 28, 2022, two police officers can be seen entering Paul Pelosi's home in the surveillance video.
🚨BREAKING: The Paul Pelosi bodycam video has been released.— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 27, 2023
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Paul Pelosi can be seen holding on to a hammer that DePape was using as he calmly opens the door and welcomes the officers in the video. While claiming that "everything is good," DePape ignores a police officer's request for him to put down the hammer. DePape strikes Paul Pelosi firmly with the hammer after Pelosi loses control of it.
Paul Pelosi was apparently knocked out with one blow from DePape's hammer before the two officers tackled him to the ground and signaled for help before the video cuts out.
DePape was arraigned on six state charges, including attempted murder and endangering the life of an official. He had pleaded not guilty back in December. DePape also pleaded not guilty back in November to federal charges that included assaulting a member of a federal official's close family. Pelosi underwent surgery for a skull fracture as well as wounds in his hands and right arm.
Additionally, DePape also intended to target politicians like California Governor Gavin Newsom and First Family member Hunter Biden, according to a San Francisco Police Department official quoted in US media. On February 23, DePape will return to the courtroom to schedule a trial date.
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