UPDATE: Allister Adel in ‘serious but stable’ condition




Allister Adel. Photo by Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror

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.

Jeremy Duda
Associate Editor Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”