High-Level Official Faces Manslaughter Charge in Flint, MI
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FEATURING LONNIE SCOTT – Officials in Michigan continue to be charged with crimes against the people of Flint more than 3 years after the water crisis came to light. The Director of Michigan’s Department of Health, Nick Lyon, on Wednesday became the highest level official to be charged. He and four other officials are facing charges that include involuntary manslaughter, the most serious charge filed so far. To date more than a dozen state and city-level officials have been charged in connections to the deaths of Flint residents from drinking contaminated water.
Meanwhile, the group Flint Rising gathered more than a thousand letters from affected residents of the city about what they feel the city and state owes them. The “You-Owe-Me” letters were inserted into empty water bottles and delivered to Gov. Snyder earlier this week.
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Lonnie Scott, Executive Director of Progress Michigan.