Lisa Middleman

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

Democrat Stephen Zappala will remain Allegheny County District Attorney after winning a comfortable victory against Independent Lisa Middleman in Tuesday’s election.

 

An-Li Herring / 90.5 WESA

Two members of Allegheny County Council say they will file an ethics complaint against independent District Attorney candidate Lisa Middleman for holding a political event in the Allegheny County Courthouse Monday – although such events are not unprecedented, and county officials said Middleman’s event presented no security concerns.

An-Li Herring / 90.5 WESA

Four local teens were each jailed for up to 15 months despite alibi evidence that proved their innocence, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report Sunday. And on Monday, the independent candidate for Allegheny County District Attorney, Lisa Middleman, blasted Democratic incumbent Stephen Zappala for mishandling the case.

Courtesy of the Friends of Lisa Middleman

Lisa Middleman launched her independent campaign for Allegheny County District Attorney pledging to reform a justice system that incarcerates people of color at disproportionate rates.

Courtesy of the Friends of Lisa Middleman

Long-time Allegheny County public defender Lisa Middleman said Monday that she plans to run as an independent for district attorney in November.