According to a recent report, despite the fact that the U.S. Capitol Police had surveillance cameras on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s house in San Francisco, the human eyes viewing these cameras missed Friday’s break-in that resulted in an assault on Paul Pelosi.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that cops in Washington monitoring security feeds were unaware of a problem at Pelosi’s residence until cameras captured a large police presence outside the property. The Post identified three unnamed individuals as its sources.
According to the article, the cameras monitoring Pelosi’s residence were among 1,800 monitored by the Capitol Police.
The Capitol Police reportedly observed an intruder shattering glass and entering Pelosi’s residence after reviewing footage from before cops arrived.
The outlet — citing “several current and former law enforcement officials, many of whom spoke to The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity because the break-in remains under investigation” — said the speaker’s home should have been among the most secure.
According to the article, the Capitol Police originally put cameras at the residence eight years ago. A 24-hour security detail travels with Pelosi, according to the Post, which said that San Francisco police protection peaked following the Capitol raid on January 6, 2021, and was absent on Friday.
The Capitol Police were not continuously watching the camera from Pelosi’s house during the break-in because she was in Washington, according to the article.
The Post said that Pelosi had a private security system, citing two anonymous sources. According to the article, when the alarm is activated, both the San Francisco Police Department and the Capitol Police are contacted.
Friday alarms were not received, according to the report.
Chief Tom Manger of the Capitol Police stated that as the department investigates Friday’s event, it is seeking extra funding to safeguard senators.
“The USCP has engaged in a review of Friday’s incident,” Manger said in a statement Tuesday.
He stated, “We believe today’s political climate calls for more resources to provide additional layers of physical security for Members of Congress.” This strategy would emphasize the addition of redundant safeguards to those currently in place for congressional leadership.
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“Hopefully you can understand that we cannot disclose the details about these improvements because our country cannot afford to make it easier for any potential bad actors.”
Manger added, “During this time of heightened political tension, we continue to monitor thousands of cases across the country — in an effort to stop potential threats before they make headlines. … CONTINUE READING…