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Candidates for Allegheny County District Attorney spar in sole debate

BY: - October 13, 2023

PITTSBURGH — The candidates for Allegheny County District Attorney dispensed with the pleasantries early on during a Thursday night debate, with each taking shots at the other’s policy ideas and record in office.  It was the only debate where Allegheny County chief public defender Matt Dugan, the Democrats’ nominee, and incumbent Stephen Zappala the Republicans’ […]

Allegheny County campaigns raise big bucks as the races come down to the wire

BY: - May 11, 2023

Voters will cast ballots in high-profile races for county executive, county council, and district attorney.

AlleCo DA Zappala rescinds policy halting plea deals to Black lawyer who called his office racist

BY: - June 8, 2021

Between 2016 and 2017, Zappala’s office charged Black teens as adults 20 times as often as it charged white teens as adults in Allegheny County.

Allegheny County DA’s Office says judge erred when he threw out ex-Carnegie-Mellon student’s sexual assault conviction

BY: - February 13, 2020

In a court filing, prosecutors say Judge Alex Bicket incorrectly substituted his judgment for that of the jury's when he dissmissed charges.