On April 11th, a stunning video released by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) shows the violent assault of Paul Pelosi, son of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by SFPD officer DePape.
The video begins with DePape and Pelosi talking in a parking lot. Pelosi appears to be trying to reason with DePape, but the officer is not backing down. DePape then grabs Pelosi by the neck and pushes him to the ground. He then proceeds to punch and kick Pelosi multiple times.
The video, which was released by the SFPD, has sparked outrage from many, including Pelosi’s mother, Nancy Pelosi. She has called for an investigation into the incident, and has called for DePape to be fired.
The incident has also sparked a debate over the use of body cameras by police officers. Many have argued that the video would have never been released if DePape had been wearing a body camera. They argue that body cameras can help protect citizens from police brutality and can provide evidence in cases of police misconduct.
While the incident is still under investigation, it is clear that the video of the assault has raised serious questions about the use of force by police officers. It has also highlighted the need for better training and accountability for police officers, and the need for better oversight of police departments.