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Prosecutors Dismiss All Charges in Flint Water Investigation

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14.06.2019

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has dropped all eight criminal charges against former and current officials accused of neglectful behavior that led to the Flint drinking water crisis on Thursday. The office said that the decision arose from problems with the investigation and that, several years after the charges were filed, it may reopen the case against some or all of the previous defendants at a later time.

But according to the Detroit Free Press, Flint residents—who for months drank and bathed in dangerously lead-tainted water in one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history—have expressed a fear they will never see justice.

Some now-former defendants, including Nick Lyon, the former director of the Michigan Department........

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