(FreedomBeacon.com)- The release of police body camera video from a Paul Pelosi assault in October has been mandated by a San Francisco court. The media contended in a court petition that “the public and press have standing to pursue their rights of access to court documents and proceedings.”
According to reports, the body camera video was shown in court in December and showed an attacker hitting Pelosi with a hammer.
The decision by the judge was rendered after hearing the group of media sites’ (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Fox News were among them) submission for a request to have the video released on January 11.
In a preliminary hearing, the prosecution claimed that Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), was assaulted on October 28 by a nudist activist who broke into the Pelosi home in an attempt to abduct the speaker at the time. The activist, 42-year-old David DePape, identified by the prosecution as the attacker, assaulted Paul Pelosi after failing to find his wife.
According to reports, San Francisco police entered the Pelosi home at around 2:30 a.m. local time the night of the incident. Police said that after seeing an attacker and Pelosi squabbling over a hammer, the attacker “violently assaulted” Pelosi.
Purportedly, DePape broke into the residence earlier while yelling, “Where’s Nancy?”
According to a court document, DePape informed first responders at the scene that he was tired of the “amount of lying” coming from politicians in Washington, D.C., and that he had “been here to have a little discussion with [Paul Pelosi’s] wife.”
I genuinely didn’t want to injure him, but this was a suicide mission. DePape reportedly responded, “Even if it costs me my life, I’m not going to stand here and do nothing.”
DePape apparently also wanted to target other well-known individuals. Police said DePape wanted to attack Tom Hanks, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
DePape has entered a not-guilty plea to all counts, both state and federal. On February 23, he is anticipated to show up in state court to establish the date for his trial. He is being detained in custody without a bond.