The order came after a sustained effort from a press coalition, according to Politico. The coalition included 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, according to the Associated Press, which was also a member.
Attorneys for the press coalition filed the request on Jan. 11, arguing that “the public and press have standing to assert their rights of access to court records and proceedings.”
NEW: San Francisco Judge GRANTS motion to release SFPD body cam footage of Paul Pelosi attack, other evidence sought by press coalition
— Jeremy B. White (@JeremyBWhite) January 25, 2023
Pelosi was allegedly attacked with a hammer on Oct. 28 by David DePape, who was looking for his wife, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). DePape has pleaded not guilty.