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Stephen Zappala

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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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6 Prison Guards Surrender, Face Inmate Abuse Charges

Six former and current state prison guards turned themselves in on charges resulting from an abuse investigation at the State Correctional Institution-Pittsburgh.

11/15/2011

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Club Zen Closed This Weekend After Meeting With DA

A club in Station Square where a man was shot last month will be closed this weekend. The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office met with the owners of Club Zen on Wednesday.

11/02/2011

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District Attorney Voices Concerns About Local Club

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has new concerns about a local club where a shooting took place two weekends ago. On Tuesday, Zappala and Pittsburgh City Solicitor Dan Regan went to Club Zen in Station Square in anticipation of a meeting tomorrow with the owners.

11/01/2011

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DA Concerned Over Parole Officer Procedure

The Allegheny County District Attorney said he is not happy with the way parole officers attempted to take a suspect into custody on Monday.

10/06/2011

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Zappala: More Arrests Of Corrections Officers Possible

Just one day after a local prison guard was charged with allegedly targeting and sexually assaulting convicted sex offenders, new allegations are coming to light.

09/28/2011

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Mock Courtroom Built At Woodland Hills H.S.

Baseball players take batting practice before the game. Football players go through two-a-days before the season. What do members of a mock trial team do to prepare? The answer is simple for one local high school.

09/28/2011

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State Sen. Orie’s Attorney Questions New Charges

Just hours after State Sen. Jane Orie’s arrest Monday night on 16 counts of forgery, perjury and tampering or fabricating evidence, her attorney William Costopoulos questioned District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s motives.

08/30/2011

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