Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is in “serious but stable condition” after undergoing emergency surgery Tuesday night for bleeding on the brain.
“Her family is grateful for the outpouring of support and asks for continued prayers for Allister. This is understandably a very difficult situation and we ask that their privacy be respected at this time,” Maricopa County Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jennifer Liewer said in an emailed statement Wednesday morning.
Candice Copple, Adle’s chief of staff, informed MCAO employees of the situation in an email on Tuesday night.
“Earlier tonight Allister was admitted to the hospital for a health emergency. The situation is fluid and while we don’t have a lot of information to share, please know that Allister considers all of you as part of her MCAO family and we ask for your thoughts and prayer at this time. We will provide additional information as it becomes available,” Copple said in the email.
***UPDATE: This item has been updated with more current information.