PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office will now make the public’s access to information easier with the use of virtual briefings.  

Within the series of video briefings, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. will brief the public on issues and cases that have an immediate threat to our public safety. 

The video briefings will be accessible across all media platforms – traditional appointment media and information websites, connecting with all of our collaborators in law enforcement, courts, victims’ services, local government officials, schools, churches, and most importantly, the public. 

“As some government officials are limiting the ability to access data, especially crime information, and otherwise closing the doors on open government, my office will take a different approach,” said District Attorney Zappala.

On Wed., Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m., District Attorney Zappala will provide the first of the video briefings that will be shared with the public, regarding the murder of an innocent, 18-month-old baby near the Market Square section of downtown Pittsburgh. 

A sample of what is to come can be viewed now on the District Attorney’s website.

“The public has a right to know about matters which impact public safety,” said District Attorney Zappala. 


The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office serves an area of approximately 740 square miles and a population of over 1.2 million people. It employs over 200 employees, including over 100 attorneys, detectives, crime scene analysts and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Office of the county and accepts referrals from more than 100 active police departments including the  City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the Allegheny County Police Department and the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, please visit alleghenycountyda.us.

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