Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination. (July 29)
FLINT, Mich. — Six more Michigan state employees were charged with crimes Friday for their roles in the Flint water crisis because of negligence and arrogance, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuettesaid.
“Some people failed to act, others minimized harm done and arrogantly chose to ignore data, some intentionally altered figures … and covered up significant health risks,” he said at a news conference Friday.
The result, Schuette said, “was water was poisoned.”
Charged Friday were three employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Liane Shekter Smith, Adam Rosenthal, and Patrick Cook, as well as three others from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller, Robert Scott.
The new charges brings to nine the number of people charged since Schuette began a criminal probe of the crisis, which has turned into a major public health threat. More at Source