Authorities are now saying that Paul Pelosi did not open the door to the Pelosi residence when police officers arrived in late October, a change from before.
In a motion to detain David DePape, the man accused of assaulting Paul Pelosi, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins's office said that, after officers arrived at the home in California early Oct. 28, Paul Pelosi opened the door.
The indictment against DePape says something different.
The officers who responded to Paul Pelosi's 911 call "knocked on the front door," it says. "The two officers who approached the door had their body-worn cameras activated. The two officers opened the door to see the foyer of the Pelosi Residence, Mr. Pelosi, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, DEPAPE in shorts, running shoes and a sweatshirt, and DEPAPE and Mr. Pelosi jointly gripping a hammer."
It came from the office of U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds, a Biden appointee. Hinds announced the indictment with Robert Tripp, the special agent in charge of the FBI's San Francisco office.
The FBI referred questions to Hinds.
Her office did not pick up the phone or return a voicemail seeking information on the filing.
"Please refer to the DA's statement," a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email.
Jenkins's office did not respond to requests for comment.
San Francisco Police Chief William Scott told reporters on Oct. 28 that officers did not open the door.
"So when the officers arrived and knocked on the front door of the residence this morning, the door was opened by someone inside and the officers observed through the open door Mr. Pelosi and the suspect, Mr. DePape, inside the entryway of the home," he said.
DePape struck Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer as officers watched, according to charging documents.
DePape has been charged at both the state and federal level with charges including attempted kidnapping and attempted murder. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. DePape has pleaded not guilty.