The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a last-chance effort to revive criminal charges against seven people in the Flint water crisis, waving away an appeal by prosecutors who have desperately tried to get around a 2022 decision that gutted the cases.
“Today’s dismissal, after years of an unnecessary, costly and misguided prosecution, is both the legally correct and just outcome for Mr. Croft,” defense attorney Alex Rusek said.
The Michigan Court of Appeals on Thursday again rejected an attempt to revive charges in the Flint water scandal, ruling in favor of former Gov. Rick Snyder who was indicted on misdemeanors.
Activists visited the federal courthouse in Detroit on Wednesday to demand a new deadline to replace lead pipes in Flint and restore the city's bottled water distribution program.
Flint has lifted the boil water advisory on Monday after a water main break early Friday morning.
After years of litigation over the Flint Water Crisis, it appears prosecutors will need to start from scratch after charges against several officials were thrown out.
Snyder's misdemeanor charge was dismissed months after the state Supreme Court also tossed felony charges against several other state officials.
Prosecutors will appeal a judge's decision to toss Flint Water Crisis charges against seven Michigan officials.
The former governor is charged with two counts of neglect of duty for his role in the Flint Water Crisis.
The residents of Flint say they still haven't gotten justice in connection to the Flint Water Crisis that poisoned the city after charges were dismissed this week. But prosecutors say they're not done fighting yet.
"You want to talk about justice for Flint? This is not it," Mays said. "You're the attorney general, you're the highest legal voice we have here, where is justice for Flint?"
The officials that were charged during the water crisis include two former state health officials blamed for deaths linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease
Corey Stern, an attorney for the children, said he was only one juror shy from winning the case. The lack of a verdict means a trial can be held again with a different jury.
"This is a court, not the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, and this court should not engage in the practice of wizardry,” attorneys Chip Chamberlain and Britt Cobb
“I wish this never would have happened,” Snyder said of the Flint water mess.
The Michigan Supreme Court said a court had no authority to issue charges in the Flint water crisis. Charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others have been wiped.
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Michigan's former governor was charged with a misdemeanor for his alleged involvement in the Flint Water Crisis. He had previously said he would invoke his 5th amendment right if called as a witness.
Michigan's former governor faces misdemeanor charges in the state's Flint Water crisis investigation.
Most of the money -- $600 million -- is coming from the state of Michigan, which was accused of repeatedly overlooking the risks of switching Flint's water source without treating the water to prevent what turned out to be a disaster.