Michigan AG to file civil suit in Flint probe


FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s attorney general plans to announce civil charges related to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.

Attorney General Bill Schuette and members of his special investigative team have scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference in Flint to detail the lawsuit.

Two months ago, the state filed criminal charges against two state environmental regulators and a city of Flint water employee.

Flint’s drinking water was switched from a Detroit system to the Flint River in 2014 but not properly treated, resulting in corrosion of lead pipes and elevated lead levels in some children.

Schuette spokesman Andrea Bitely declined further comment on the civil case until the news conference.Inside woodtv.com:How you can help the people of FlintComplete coverage of the Flint water crisis

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!