EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story may have mischaracterized the manner in which the individual seeking access to David DePape presented themselves. (Nov. 16, 2022)
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A person who presented themselves as a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) agent and requested access to Paul Pelosi attacker David DePape in jail, was denied access due to not having the proper credentials, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office told KRON4.
The unidentified person was denied access to the San Francisco County Jail on Oct. 31.
The person arrived at the jail with a business card identifying themselves as an immigration official, but no government credentials, a sheriff’s department spokesperson told KRON4. It’s not clear whether the individual was an I.C.E. agent or someone merely claiming to be.
The attempted visit of DePape came three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was violently assaulted on Oct. 28 at the couple’s San Francisco home in Pacific Heights.
DePape has been residing in the United States illegally, KRON4 reported earlier this month.
Records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show DePape, who is a Canadian national, entered the country as a temporary visitor in 2008. After the alleged attack on Paul Pelosi, DHS said DePape could be deported.
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A federal grand jury indicted DePape this week. Paul Pelosi underwent surgery for a skull fracture and was released from the hospital last week.
The Hill contributed to this article.