Late on election night, 12 messages learned that Adel had been hospitalized.
PHOENIX – Voters cast ballots for the person who will head the country’s third largest prosecutor, serving more than 4 million residents.
The race for Maricopa County’s attorney consisted of Republican incumbent Allister Adel and Democratic challenger Julie Gunnigle.
Late on election night, 12 news items learned that Adel had been hospitalized for a health emergency.
BREAKING # 12News learned tonight that Maricopa County attorney Allister Adel has been rushed to the hospital. Your spokeswoman gave this answer: pic.twitter.com/w6GucWLUDp
– Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) November 4, 2020
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Adel was appointed district attorney by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 2019. She served as a deputy prosecutor for more than seven years.
Gunnigle was a district attorney in Cook County, Illinois. She is a former law professor and prosecutor and has her own law firm in the valley.
The Maricopa County Prosecutor’s Office handles all law enforcement activities in the county.
The prosecutor and his team ultimately decide who will be charged with crime.
The prosecutor also pulls out plea agreements and prosecutes court cases.
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Adel hit the headlines in September about her decision not to indict a DPS soldier on May 25 for the shooting and killing of Dion Johnson, an unarmed black man.
Adel said the prosecution could not establish beyond doubt that the soldier did not act in self-defense.
“In trying to determine what happens after an event like the one that ended with the death of Mr. Johnson, more information is always better – better for prosecutors – better for the public – and better for everyone who works for safety our community “, said Adel at the time.
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Johnson’s death sparked protests across the valley this summer. The demonstrators called for an end to police brutality and more control over the police authorities.
Gunnigle responded to the decision not to indict the soldier in a statement on Twitter criticizing her opponent.
“We will never see equal justice under the law as long as district attorneys like Allister Adel politicize law enforcement and fail to meet their constitutional obligations. Your decision today was an act of cowardice and Dion Johnson’s family deserve better, ”Gunnigle said in a statement.