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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Five officials will face manslaughter charges for Flint water crisis


FLINT, MI - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged five water officials -- including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder's cabinet and a former emergency manager -- with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act in during the Flint Water Crisis.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Drinking Water Chief Liane Shekter-Smith and former district supervisor Stephen Busch will all face involuntary manslaughter charges related to their alleged failure to act in the Flint Water Crisis, Schuette announced in a release on Wednesday, June 14.

Involuntary manslaughter is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a $7,500 fine.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is amazing news, but they will get away with the fine and no jail time.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty simple. All those who knew that Flint's water supply was contaminated with lead and didn't do anything to correct it is liable.

Anonymous said...

11:08 PM - good call. If it's poisoned and those who knew it was and didn't do anything about it in an official capacity are guilty of assault, at least.