SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco Police Chief William Scott stated there isn’t any proof Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi knew the person accused of breaking into the couple’s Pacific Heights residence and assaulting him with a hammer.
David DePape, 42, of Richmond was charged in federal court docket on Monday with assault and tried kidnapping for allegedly attacking Paul Pelosi early Friday morning.
When requested in a CNN interview if Pelosi knew his alleged attacker, Scott stated, “There may be completely no proof that Mr. Pelosi knew this man, as a matter of reality the proof signifies the precise reverse.”
The chief additionally spoke on how dangerous the conspiracy theories being shared on-line could be.
“It actually is gloomy that… these baseless, fact-less theories are being floated on the market,” Scott stated. “They usually’re damaging–they’re damaging to the individuals concerned, they’re damaging to this investigation.”
“Individuals are operating with these things, and whether or not they imagine it or not, these theories can affect the best way individuals take into consideration every thing that’s occurring right here,” Scott advised CNN Anchor Ana Cabrera.
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Scott refused to touch upon DePape’s potential motives for the crime, “We don’t wanna bounce out of the gate too early… after which be taught one thing that could be contradictory to what we all know now,” he replied. After noting that there was an apparent political undertone to this crime, he said he couldn’t share extra on the request of the prosecutor’s workplace.
Within the wake of the assault on Pelosi, on-line conspiracies have emerged. Some, like an anti-LGBTQ conspiracy Tweeted out after which deleted by Twitter proprietor, Elon Musk, have alleged Pelosi knew his attacker.
An FBI affidavit launched Monday alleging that amongst different issues, DePape wished to interrupt Speaker Pelosi’s kneecaps, additional debunked conspiracies claiming Pelosi someway knew his attacker.