New Investigation Planned into Flint Water Crisis after Charges Dropped

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Water Tower At Flint Water Plant; Flint, Michigan. (Linda Parton /

All pending criminal charges have been dismissed in the ongoing battle over who bears responsibility for the Flint Water Crisis.

Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy have dropped the cases because they argue that the original investigation from the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) was based on a “flawed foundation.”

Prosecutors have pledged to reopen the investigation, but all pending criminal charges have been dropped due to concerns about the investigative and legal approach used by the OSC. Appointed by former Attorney General Bill Schuette, the OSC was tasked with overseeing the investigation, but Hammoud and Worthy have accused the inquiry of engaging in practices “contrary to accepted standards of investigation and prosecution.”

Rather than pursuing all available evidence, the OSC entered into agreements with private law firms, representing various state agencies…

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