According to the San Francisco Superior Court, audio and video recordings of the attack on Paul Pelosi in the San Francisco home he shares with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be made public on Friday.
The court stated in a news release that the released materials will include 911 audio calls, police body camera footage, home surveillance video, and other investigative materials.
The California court ruled on Wednesday that the district attorney’s office must release the materials, as well as audio recordings of police interviews with the alleged attacker, David DePapa.
The decision came after a coalition of news organisations, including CNN, filed a motion requesting the release of the documents, arguing that the circumstances surrounding the residence of the then-speaker of the House demanded transparency.
DePape has pleaded not guilty to numerous state and federal offences, including assault and attempted murder. His attorneys opposed the release of the audio and video, arguing that it would irreparably harm his right to a fair trial.
Thursday, Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she has not seen the video and is unsure if she will.
“I have nothing to do with the legal ramifications of this. I admire the system. My concern is my husband’s… my husband’s well-being, and we monitor it daily,” she explained. “We are extremely appreciative of the outpouring of prayers and support for him, and this is our primary focus. We have faith in the justice system, and whatever it is, it is.”
According to court documents, a male assailant searching for the House speaker violently attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer at the couple’s home in October – an incident that ultimately led to the then-decision speaker’s to leave the House Democratic leadership.