Followed bylast week at a couple’s house in San Francisco, Chief of Police in the Capitol He said in a statement on Tuesday that “today’s political climate requires more resources to provide additional layers of physical security to members of Congress.”
“With the increasing number of threats against elected officials, from city council members to federal judges, our work on further efforts to protect members of Congress becomes more urgent,” Manger said. “We will continue to work with our partners in Congress to add additional agents and security enhancements to support our Conservation Operations mission.”
AccordingIn the early morning hours of October 28, suspect David Wayne DePape broke through the back glass door of Pelosi’s house and headed upstairs where Paul Pelosi was sleeping.
The couple’s San Francisco home was not protected as the orator was in Washington at the time.
Authorities said Paul Pelosi was trying to get into the home elevator and asked the suspect if he could go to the bathroom where he made a phone call on 911. The suspect realized Pelosi had made the call, Jenkins said.
When two officers arrived at the scene, they witnessed the suspect hit Pelosi with a hammer, Jenkins revealed.
“It is clear, from the evidence we have so far, that this house and the speaker herself were the targets of the defendant,” Jenkins said on Monday.
Attempted homicide and other state allegations on Tuesday. He is still facing federal allegations.
Manger said on Tuesday that the USCP was involved in a review of the att*ck on Pelosi, and security improvements were made following the shooting of the rep. Steve Scalise in 2017 and the shooting of former Gabby Gifford in 2011.
“We cannot disclose the details of these improvements because our country cannot afford to facilitate the work of potential bad actors,” said Manger.
Moreover, Manger said the USCP has long-term plans to increase security, not only after Paul Pelosi’s att*ck but also.
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