Head of Michigan health department charged with involuntary manslaughter over Flint water crisis

  • The head of the Michigan health department has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after he failed to alert the public to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Flint, Michigan, linked to the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis, the Associated Press reported.
  • The Michigan attorney general led a probe which looked at the decision by officials to switch the city’s water supply to untreated Flint River water in 2014 in an effort to save money. 
  • Criminal charges have already been filed against 13 current or former government officials, according to the AP. Read more (6/14/17)

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