Suspect David DePape may be heard during Paul Pelosi’s October 911 call to report an unknown man in his home looking for his wife.
California Judge Stephen Murphy ordered San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins to release the 911 audio tape. Murphy agreed with media that requested 911 audio, police bodycam video, U.S. Capitol Police surveillance video and San Francisco Police Department interviews of DePape.
Jenkins initially refused to release the materials, claiming publication would lead to misinformation about the attack.
Fox News reported receiving copies of the materials that were initially withheld by the DA.
Local law enforcement arrested DePape, 42, in October after responding to an emergency dispatch to the residence Paul Pelosi shared with his wife, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The suspect allegedly assaulted the 82-year-old Pelosi by striking him in the head with a hammer.
Police claim DePape broke into the rear of the house intent on finding and questioning then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Paul Pelosi called 911 but seemed to recant his declaration of an emergency. DePape was obviously close enough to overhear the conversation between him and the 911 dispatcher.
“I guess I called by mistake; who is this?” he may be heard addressing SFPD dispatchers just before he was attacked.
“This is San Francisco police. Do you need help?” the dispatcher responds.
“Oh, well, there’s a gentleman here just waiting for my wife to come back, Nancy Pelosi,” Pelosi responded. “He’s just waiting for her to come back, but she’s not going to be here for days, so I guess we’ll have to wait.”
He asks dispatch if she is with the Capitol police. “They’re usually here at the house, protecting my wife,” he informed her. Dispatch explained she was with the San Francisco police department.
Pelosi seems to address someone who is not on the phone. “I don’t know,” he said, “what do you think?”
A man may be heard responding “everything’s good.”
“I think I have a problem,” Pelosi informs the police dispatcher, “but he thinks everything’s good.”
“OK. Call us back if you change your mind,” the dispatcher responds.
“No, No. this is someone who just came in the house and wants to wait for my wife,” Pelosi quickly states before the dispatcher hangs up.
The dispatcher asked if Pelosi knows the man, to which he replies he does not.
“No, he’s telling me not to do anything,” Pelosi added.
He said “Paul Pelosi” when asked his name before noting the man wanted him to put the phone down.
“What’s the gentleman’s name?” asked the dispatcher, garnering a reply from Pelosi that he did know the gentleman’s name.
“My name is David,” the other man said to the dispatcher. She responded by asking, “Who is David?’
Pelosi said he did not know.
“I’m a friend of theirs,” the man identifying himself as David replied.
“He says he’s a friend but as I said…” Pelosi said before the dispatcher interjected. “You don’t know who he is?”
Pelosi responded, “No, ma’am.”
“He wants me to get the hell off the phone. OK? Thank you,” he concluded before ending the call by hanging up.
San Francisco PD arrived at the Pelosi residence around 2:30 a.m. local time. About 15 seconds after Pelosi opens his front door to admit the responding officers, DePape attacks Pelosi. Police bodycam captured the attack on video.
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