6 state employees criminally charged in Flint water crisis
Six state employees now face criminal charges in district court in connection with the Flint water crisis.
Officials include Michigan Department of Health and Human Services workers Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott. Also including Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees Liane Shekter-Smith; Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook, according to testimony this morning in Flint’s district court.
Flint’s drinking water became contaminated in lead in April 2014 after the city, while under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched from treated water supplied from Detroit to raw water from the Flint River, which was treated at the Flint Water Treatment Plant.