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CousinIT

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Wed Jun 14, 2017, 02:09 PM Jun 2017

Michigan Health Chief Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis [View all]

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Source: NPR Pittsburgh

Michigan's director of its Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office over the Flint water crisis. Both are felonies in the state of Michigan.

Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells will be charged with obstruction of justice. Four other officials, including the former Flint emergency manager and former director of public works, were also charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Lyon and Wells are the highest-ranking state officials to be charged in the crisis. The charges stem from an investigation led by Michigan's attorney general.

"Mr. Lyon failed in his responsibilities to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Flint," Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a press conference Wednesday.

Read more: http://wesa.fm/post/michigan-health-chief-charged-involuntary-manslaughter-flint-water-crisis#stream/0

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