The New Paper

January 15, 2021

Nine former Michigan officials now charged in relation to Flint water crisis

Two former Michigan health officials were charged with involuntary manslaughter for their role in the Flint water crisis yesterday. At least nine people have now been charged in relation to the crisis, including former Governor Rick Snyder (who was charged with two counts of misdemeanor willful neglect on Wednesday). 

More context: The health crisis began in 2014 when the city’s water source was switched to a local river that wasn’t treated properly, exposing residents to dangerous levels of lead (wiki). Michigan agreed to a $600M settlement with victims of the crisis last year.
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