Video and audio recorded during last year’s attack on Paul Pelosi will be released Friday after a California court ruled the district attorney’s office must release the materials.
According to the San Francisco Superior Court, investigative materials, including audio of police interviews with alleged attacker David DePape, 911 calls, police body camera footage, and home surveillance video, will be released at noon ET. .
CNN previously reported that police bodycam footage of the incident showed Pelosi, the husband of former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, opening the door to the couple’s San Francisco home and the assailant attacking him with a hammer, breaking his body. The police reported that they were expected to show what they saw when they did. skull.
The court’s decision mandating the release of the materials follows a motion by a coalition of news outlets, including CNN, arguing that the situation regarding the House Speaker’s residence at the time called for transparency.
DePape’s attorneys opposed the release of the audio and video, arguing that writing it would “irrevocably undermine” his right to a fair trial. Depp has pleaded not guilty to a series of state and federal crimes related to the attack, including assault and attempted murder.
According to court documents, Pelosi was viciously attacked with a hammer at the couple’s home last October by a male assailant who was searching for the then Speaker of the House.
According to court documents, DePappe allegedly woke Paul Pelosi after 2 a.m. with a large hammer and some white zip ties and demanded, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” . He then threatened to detain Paul Pelosi and prevented him from escaping the elevator, according to documents. Depapu is later said to have told him, “I can get you out.”
Paul Pelosi called 911 after convincing the perpetrator to let him go to the restroom where his cell phone was charging, and he inexplicably told police.
After the attack, Paul Pelosi underwent surgery “to repair a fractured skull and serious injuries to his right arm and hand,” a spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
A Democratic lawmaker told reporters on Thursday that her husband’s recovery was “one day at a time.”
“He’s made some progress, but I think it’s going to be at least three more months before he’s back to normal, but prayers are very helpful,” Pelosi said.
She told reporters on Thursday she hadn’t seen the video of the incident and wasn’t sure if she would.
“It’s very painful to see my husband’s life being assaulted. But I don’t understand.”
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CNN’s Kevin Flower, Jessica Dean, and Taylor Romine contributed to his report.