Flint water crisis: Criminal charges for three Michigan officials

Michigan’s attorney general has filed charges against three officials over contaminated water supplies in Flint.

Two state employees in the environmental department have been charged with misleading the US government about the problem.

And a Flint employee is being charged with altering water test results.

Nearly 100,000 residents of the poor, mostly black city, were exposed to high levels of lead, sparking an outcry.

Lead exposure can cause learning disabilities and behavioural problems in children.

“They had a duty to protect the health of families and citizens of Flint and they failed,” said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

  • Frances

    The usual low-level scapegoats have been found. Forget the higher-ups; they’ll walk away with promotions.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Walkerton doesn’t only happen in Conservative Ontario.

    • Clausewitz

      I’m guessing they found the only three identifiable conservatives in the entire Flint municipal workforce and are driving the bus as we speak. Consider yourself thrown.

  • Gary

    “Lead exposure can cause learning disabilities and behavioural problems in children.”

    Oh, and fatherless homes with children from different men is just fine , but don’t drink the water.
    Obama now has an excuse for the 55 years of damage done by the democrats in Detroit .