Security cameras for the Pelosi home weren’t ‘actively monitored,’ Capitol Police admit
A police chief says the cameras at the Capitol were installed in June as part of a “test.” A lawyer for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says they’re “not going into operation.”
Pelosi’s chief deputy chief of staff, Linda Lipsen, says camera equipment at the Pelosi residence was installed by a contractor hired last year in case Pelosi and her staff would encounter a break-in.
Lipsen says the cameras are intended to function as a security system and not as a police scanner. They’re for monitoring the building’s common areas, but not for the home.
The Capitol Police say cameras are set up to help protect congressional areas from break-ins, with a particular focus on the Speaker’s office.