US Capitol Police officers were not watching live home security cameras when Paul Pelosi was attacked
officers of the United States Capitol Police have live video surveillance outside Pelosi’s San Francisco residence but were not watching when David DePape, 42, allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sources said. sources at Fox News.
Officers were monitoring a live feed from numerous cameras, which include surveillance of the Capitol complex, but were also monitoring some remote points of the Capitol, including the Residence Pelosi.
Sources said an officer was monitoring the feeds and saw police lights on a dark street outside the Pelosi’s residence. Going through surveillance footage, the officer saw the alleged Oct. 28 attack, when DePape allegedly punched Paul Pelosi, people briefed on the incident said, according to the report.
Security guards traveling with Nancy Pelosi were not at the San Francisco residence when the incident occurred, as the Speaker of the House was not in town.
Sources tell Fox News that Capitol police pay less attention to security cameras when one of their proteges is away and the Speaker of the House was not with her husband in San Francisco.
If officers were monitoring the power monitoring in real time, the break-in would have been seen.
When asked twice at a press conference if there was a security alarm system in place at the Pelosi residence, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said no. not answered the question.
“There was no security present,” Jenkins said, responding to a reporter’s question.
DePape faces multiple felony charges in connection with the incident, which seriously injured Paul Pelosi. Paul Pelosi had to undergo surgery to repair a fractured skull in addition to other injuries.
Charges include attempted murder, residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse, among others. DePape pleaded not guilty to the state-level charges on Monday and also faces federal charges in connection with the incident.
DePape broke into the residence through a glass door in the back of the Pelosi home and entered a bedroom where Paul Pelosi was sleeping according to Jenkins. Paul Pelosi attempted to dial 911 in the elevator at the couple’s home, but was stopped by DePape, adding that he was able to escape to a bathroom and call 911.
Police say when officers arrived they observed Paul Pelosi and DePape both wrestling with a hammer. When officers gave the order to drop the hammer, DePape began attacking Paul Pelosi, police say.
Police say DePape hit Paul Pelosi with a hammer at least once.
DePape brought removal supplies with him at the Pelosi residence such as zip ties, as well as at least two hammers, according to Jenkins, who said the attack appears to be politically motivated.
The suspect allegedly asked to speak to “Nancy” during the attack, referring to the Speaker of the House, according to an affidavit.
Fox News’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.