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District Attorney Visits Scene Of Deadly East Liberty Standoff

District Attorney Stephen Zappala was in East Liberty this afternoon at the scene of a deadly standoff where a 19-year-old was fatally wounded last week.

06/21/2012

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NAACP President Criticizes DA’s Decision In Jordan Miles Case

The National NAACP president criticized Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala for not prosecuting the three police officers accused of beating up Jordan Miles.

06/07/2012

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DA Will Not Bring Charges Against Officers In Jordan Miles Case

District Attorney Stephen Zappala announced that he will not bring charges against three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of beating Jordan Miles.

05/16/2012

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Trappers Club Still Closed After Fatal Shooting

More information is coming out about a fatal shooting at a local club. District Attorney Stephen Zappala says the Trappers Club is closed for now, but 20-year-old Donte Hawkins wasn’t killed in a random shooting.

05/14/2012

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DA: Veteran Had Right To Fire At Intruder

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala says a man from Elizabeth Township was within his rights when he opened fire on a fleeing burglar in his home.

05/09/2012

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DA Preparing To Try Armored Truck Heist As State Homicide Case

He’s accused of stealing more than $2 million and shooting and killing his co-worker, but Ken Konias says it all happened in self-defense. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala held a news conference today on the case following Konias’ arrest earlier this week in Florida.

04/26/2012

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County Investigates Effort To Commit Western Psych Shooter

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is promising a full investigation following allegations that a county mental health employee refused to admit Western Psych killer John Shick for treatment.

04/13/2012

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DA Takes Closer Look At Western Psych Shooting Spree

John Shick was mentally ill, angry, seeking revenge and on the wrong medications – a man who needed to be committed to a mental hospital. That’s what a UPMC doctor who felt threatened by Shick believed when he tried to commit Shick for treatment two weeks before the shooting at Western Psych and couldn’t.

04/12/2012

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DA Calls For Security Review At All Local Hospitals

When John Shick entered Western Psychiatric Institute earlier this month, he commenced firing within 30 seconds — first hitting a security guard and receptionist at the onset of his rampage.

03/30/2012

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DA On Western Psych Gunman: Warning Signs Missed

Investigators detailed a series of warning signs that Western Psych gunman John Shick had grown dangerous which they say were ignored.

03/28/2012

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Judge In McKeesport Dog Case Threatened

Efforts to save a dog involved in the death of a baby have turned ugly. The KD Investigators have learned that a judge’s life has been threatened.

02/29/2012

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Woodland Hills Teachers Learn About Reporting Child Abuse

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala is giving teachers a refresher course about what they are obliged to do to fight child abuse.

02/17/2012

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Deputy DA: Strip District Victim In Wrong Place At Wrong Time

Investigators for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office say the woman who died during shootings in the Strip District happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

01/03/2012

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DA To Reach Out To Schools On Abuse Awareness

In light of the Jerry Sandusky scandal erupting at Penn State with a former assistant coach facing 40 counts including sexual abuse of children, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala says it’s time to attack this issue head-on among those who have constant contact with children through an education campaign.

12/02/2011

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Justice Department To Investigate SCI Pittsburgh Abuse Claims

The investigation into claims of abuse at SCI Pittsburgh have gotten the attention of the Justice Department.

12/01/2011

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