The San Francisco Superior Court released the video and audio recording Friday Last year’s attack Paul Pelosi, district attorney’s office to make materials public after California court’s ruling
One of the videos shows body-cam footage of officers who arrived at Pelosi’s home when she was assaulted on October 28, 2022. The footage shows the chaos of the alleged attack David DeBabe Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was attacked.
In the video, Paul Pelosi and DeBabe appear to have their hands on a hammer and DeBabe is holding Pelosi’s hand as the officers open the door.
“Drop the hammer,” says the officer.
“Oh, no,” DeBape replies.
DeBabe then grabbed the hammer from Pelosi’s hand and walked toward him. Officers rushed into the home, subdued and handcuffed DePape.
CNN has obtained a CD containing the files released by the court. In addition to the body-cam footage, the files include audio of police interviews with DePape, a 911 call made by Paul Pelosi while DePape was at home, and home surveillance video, the court previously said.
In the 911 call audio, Pelosi appears to be trying to subtly tell the dispatcher that she’s in danger while DeBabe listens. CNN previously reported that Pelosi made a call while her cell phone was charging while she went into her bathroom.
“Here’s a gentleman waiting for my wife to come back, Nancy Pelosi. He’s waiting for her to come back, but she’s not going to be here for many days, so I think we’re going to have to wait,” Pelosi told the dispatcher.
“He thinks everything is fine. I have a problem, but he thinks everything is fine,” Pelosi said at another point in the 2-minute, 56-second recording.
The dispatcher asked Pelosi if she knew who the man was, and Pelosi said she did not. “He tells me to put the phone down and do what he says,” Pelosi said.
“Who’s David?” the sender asked.
“I don’t know,” Pelosi said.
DeBape spoke later on the call. “I’m their friend,” he said.
“He says he’s a friend. But like I said…” Pelosi said.
“But you don’t know who he is?” Sender replied.
“No ma’am,” Pelosi said.
In surveillance footage, Debape can be seen entering the Pelosi home. The scene was captured on a US Capitol Police security camera installed at Pelosi’s San Francisco home.
The videos were shown at a preliminary court hearing. The court’s ruling follows a motion by a coalition of news organizations including CNN to mandate public disclosure of the materials.
DePape’s lawyers argued against the public release of the audio and footage, saying writing it down would “irreparably damage” his right to a fair trial. DePape has pleaded not guilty to state and federal charges related to the attack, including assault and attempted murder.
Pelosi was there They hit hard According to court documents, the couple’s home was hammered by a male assailant who was looking for the then-House Speaker — a move that ultimately prompted Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down as House Democratic leader.
Court documents allege DeBabe woke Paul Pelosi shortly after 2 a.m., carrying a large hammer and several white zip ties, yelling, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” He then threatened to tie up Paul Pelosi, preventing her from escaping through an elevator, according to the documents. DeBabe then allegedly told him, “I can take you out.”
Following the attack, Paul Pelosi was victimized surgery Nancy Pelosi’s spokeswoman said in a statement, “to repair a fractured skull and severe injuries to her right arm and hand.” On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi said her husband’s recovery was “one day at a time.” He said that he does not know if he will watch the video when it is released.
Following the release of the video on Friday, Nancy Pelosi declined to comment.
This story has been updated with additional reporting.