Video footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi will be released to the public after a California judge denied a request to keep it secret.
The Oct. 28 attack on Pelosi, husband of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was caught on film by security cameras.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Stephen M. Murphy said he saw no reason to keep the footage secret.
Prosecutors in the case played the footage in open court during a preliminary hearing last month, according to Thomas R. Burke, who represented news agencies seeking to report on the footage.
The San Francisco District Attorney’s office repeatedly refused requests from media outlets for copies of the footage.
The footage is expected to be distributed Thursday.
David DePage, 42, has been charged in the attack on Pelosi who is 82. Pelosi suffered head and arm injuries in the attack.
DePage pleaded not guilty to six charges in connection to the attack.
The video footage was captured on body cameras worn by police officers who responded to a 911 call from Pelosi reporting someone had broken into his home. Additional footage came from surveillance cameras set up by Capitol police who provided security for Nancy Pelosi when she was speaker.
The news agencies who sought the release of the footage are The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Press Democrat, CNN, Fox News, CBS, ABC, NBC and KQED, an NPR-member radio station in San Francisco.