Three people to be charged criminally in Flint water crisis
The damage has been done and now it appears some people responsible for the Flint water crisis will be held accountable.
Gov. Rick Snyder claims he plans to drink Flint water for the next 30 days but the thousands of residents who were forced to drink the lead tainted water for more than a year due to mistakes at every level of government, want more.
They want someone held accountable for poisoning the people of Flint and sources say that will begin on Wednesday.
With the charges Sources say that three people are expected to face criminal charges: one worker from the Flint water treatment plant and two employees from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
It is believed their decisions, revealed in the thousands of emails released by the governor's office led to the flint water disaster and the myriad of health problems that followed.
"If you have a duty, you breach that duty, and because of the gross negligence of that breach if someone died and you can show the cause of death to that breach, you can have involuntary manslaughter," said Todd Flood, a former Wayne County assistant prosecutor back in January. "It's not far-fetched."
Flood was hired by Attorney General Bill Schuette as special counsel to probe the Flint water crisis. Also part of the team, retired Detroit FBI chief Andy Arena. Both joined forces with Genesee county prosecutor David Leyton.
Together they vowed to determine if laws were broken.
The judge expected to sign the warrants tomorrow. Attorney General Bill Schuette and his special counsel plan to announce the three people, who will face criminal charges at 1 p.m. You can watch live at www.fox2detroit.com/live.