Prosecutors Dismiss All Criminal Charges In Flint Water Case
Prosecutors on the Flint water case have dropped all criminal charges in relation to the crisis, which means the investigation will have to be done from scratch.
Eight people were originally charged for their hand in ignoring the signs that the water in Flint was contaminated. Numerous people died as a result.
“We are not precluded from refiling charges against the defendants listed below or adding new charges and additional defendants,” said General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy in a statement. “We understand this decision will not bring immediate remedy or relief to the citizens of Flint, who remain victims of one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in United States history. However, we recognize the only acceptable remedy is the vigorous pursuit of justice, which demands an uncompromising investigation of the Flint Water Crisis and professional prosecution of all those criminally culpable.”
Flint residents feel as though they will never get justice. It has been months since they have had a dangerously lead-tainted bath and drinking water in one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history—have expressed a fear they will never see justice.