(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last Wednesday, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins met with the Pelosi family, allowing them to listen to Paul Pelosi’s 911 call and view the bodycam footage. But she signaled that this information would not be shared with the public any time soon.
Jenkins told CNN on Wednesday that “limited members” of the Pelosi family were being permitted to view the footage and ask “certain questions.” She did not say which Pelosi family members were given access to the evidence.
Jenkins also defended law enforcement’s decision not to release the material to the public, telling CNN host Wolf Blitzer that her focus is on protecting the investigation and obtaining a successful prosecution.
Jenkins told Blitzer that letting the media show the evidence would not be appropriate. She said her office would “make sure that we limit the evidence as much as possible” to ensure the suspect is held accountable “for these egregious acts.”
The alleged attacker, 42-year-old David DePape, a Canadian national in the country illegally, pleaded not guilty to the state charges Jenkins’ office filed, including attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder, and threats to a public official.
According to Jenkins, if found guilty, DePape could face a prison sentence of 13 years to life.
Jenkins also told Blitzer that law enforcement found nothing in DePape’s criminal history “that would have led anybody to believe that he was capable of what he ultimately did.”
She claimed that DePape’s attack was “politically motivated,” and he “planned to do violence” against Speaker Pelosi and others “in political leadership” both in California and Washington.
During his bail hearing on Friday, DePape was ordered to remain in jail awaiting his trial.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi also scheduled a preliminary hearing in the case for December 14.