US Capitol Police aStaff were reportedly not watching cameras around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’s home in San Francisco when a man broke into her home and attacked her husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer on Friday.
An officer in Washington, D.C., apparently only noticed something when he saw police lights flashing outside the home, pulled extra camera angles and pulled back to see the intrusion, officials said. Washington Post. This was as a “handful” of officers at the Capitol Police Command Center were scrolling through feeds from 1,800 cameras from the Capitol complex and beyond, the report said.
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Current and former law enforcement officials have told news outlets that Capitol Police surveillance cameras could be their best chance of stopping a home attack against a congressman.
However, in this case, Nancy Pelosi returned to Washington with plenty of security details around the clock, which coincided with officers in Washington putting an end to the constant monitoring of videos from around her home, according to the report. .
Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger cited in the report asserted that the force is working to hire an additional 280 officers this year amid a charged “political climate” and that the department will focus on adding “layoffs” to security measures for congressional leaders.
The report also said officials with the San Francisco Police Department declined repeated requests for comment on security measures around Pelosi’s home, including whether there was an alarm system in place that could alert the department.
At the same time, the report quoted sources who said that Pelosi’s home is protected by a private security system, and he should alert the San Francisco Police as well as the Capitol Police when he is fired. But one such source claimed that the Capitol Police never received such a warning. The report stated that it was not clear whether the alarm system was armed at the time of the break-in early Friday morning.
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The sources told the outlet that a man waving a hammer broke a glass door and entered the house. Authorities have identified David Debab, 42, as the suspect who broke into Paul Pelosi’s bedroom and allegedly broke into it, looking for the speaker. Paul Pelosi, 82, was able to call police, and when officers arrived, DePape hit him on the head with a hammer before arresting him, according to a federal criminal complaint. DePape faces federal and state charges. On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to the state charges.
Paul Pelosi was sent to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he received treatment for a “fractured skull and serious injuries to his right arm and hands,” according to a spokesperson for the spokesperson. Nancy Pelosi said Monday that her husband is “making steady progress” but that it will be a “long recovery process.”