Flint Water Poisoning: Charges Filed

Flint Water Poisoning: Charges Filed

Who's Going To Jail

Author: Glenn "Caz" Cazenave/Wednesday, June 14, 2017/Categories: In Brief

If you poisoned 2000 children, you'd probably go to jail. What about the people who poisoned the children of Flint, MI?

In Brief, Yes, they are going to jail.

On April 25, 2014, Flint switched to using the Flint River as its water supply. The city had drawn water from Detroit’s system for decades, but it was expensive, and so Flint joined efforts to create a new, regional system that would draw from Lake Huron. Until the new pipeline to Lake Huron was constructed, the city would take its water from the Flint River, which it had used as a backup.

Residents started to report dirty water, bad taste and rashes. No one listened.

Robert Skidmore, an 85-year-old former auto industry worker, died in late 2015,  of Legionnaires’ disease. Although officials had been aware of the outbreak for 2 years, they didn't issue a warning until 2016. Prosecutors say this is the basis for 5 counts of manslaughter, filed on Wednesday.

Previously.

12/20/2016. Two Ex-Emergency Managers, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose face various related charges which could net them 46 years in prison.

City employees Howard Croft, a public works superintendent, and Daugherty Johnson, a utilities manager, were charged with conspiracy to operate a plant that was not equipped to properly treat water from the Flint River. They face 40 years each.

Nine others have been charged with lower level related crimes.

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