WATCH: Chilling video of hammer attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband
The San Francisco Supreme Court on Friday released chilling video and audio footage of the last year’s attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi. The court has also made the police body-cam footage depicting the moment of the attack and the alleged assailant’s police interview where he admitted his intentions, public.
The video and audio footages were released following California court’s ruling the district attorney to make the material public. The police body-cam footage shows officers arriving at Pelosi’s home on October 28, 2022, while he was held hostage by assailant David DePape.
In the video – contains graphic and violent content – DePape appeared holding a hammer in hand while Paul was seen holding a glass of wine in his hand.
“Drop the hammer,” the officer said. “Uhh, nope,” DePappe responded. The footage further shows DePappe lunging towards Pelosi to strike him on his head. The officers rushed towards the Depape and handcuffed him. Check out the video.
Notably, the court’s decision to publicly release the material came following a motion by a coalition of news organisation, including CNN, arguing that the circumstances involving the residence of the then-speaker of the houses demanded transparency.
Planned to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage
In the audio recording of a San Francisco police officer’s interview of DePape following his October arrest, Depape admitted that he planned to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage when he broke into the couple’s San Francisco home.
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“Yes, I mean, I am not trying to, like, get away with this, so, you know, I know exactly what I did. Well, I was going to basically hold her hostage and going to talk her. If she told the truth, I’d let her go scot-free. If she f**king killed me, I was going to break her kneecaps,” DePape said.