Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder And 8 Others Criminally Charged In Flint Water Crisis

January 14, 2021 ☼ environmentmichiganflintgop

Source: NPR

Link: Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder And 8 Others Criminally Charged In Flint Water Crisis

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office Thursday announced criminal charges for eight former state officials, including the state’s former Gov. Rick Snyder, along with one current official, for their alleged roles in the Flint water crisis.

Together the group face 42 counts related to the drinking water catastrophe roughly seven years ago. The crimes range from perjury to misconduct in office to involuntary manslaughter.

The drinking water debacle is linked to at least 12 deaths and at least 80 people sickened with Legionnaires’ disease after untreated water from the Flint River caused lead to leach from old pipes, poisoning the majority Black city’s water system.

I’m not sure that the case against the former governor is a strong one. Makes a statement though.