5 Officials Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for Failure to Act During Flint Water Crisis

Posted: June 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

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On Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet and a former emergency manager with involuntary manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act during the Flint Water Crisis.

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Michigan Attorney General charges five water officials with manslaughter

By Black Powder | RPM Staff, June 14, 2017

On Wednesday, MichiganAttorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet and a former emergency manager with involuntary manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act during the Flint Water Crisis.

MLive.com reports, 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 Water Supervisor Steven Busch will all face involuntary manslaughter charges.

According to Detroit Free Press, those charges, felonies punishable by up to 15 years in prison, stem from the death of 85-year-old Robert Skidmore, who died of  in December 2015. State officials, they said, knew about the outbreak but refused…

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