Can Officials Face Criminal Charges Over Water Crisis in Flint?

The legal side of the Flint water crisis.

“The drinking water crisis in Flint is a complex disaster involving multiple levels of regulatory failure.”  — Nick Schroeck

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Can Governor Snyder or any elected or appointed officials face criminal charges over the water crisis in Flint? Detroit Today guest Nick Schroeck understands the legal issues beginning to take shape over the water in Flint. Many angry Michiganders have called for Governor Rick Snyder to resign or even face charges over the crisis, and lawsuits are mounting. What are the legal ramifications when a government not only fails its citizens, but also harms them? Nick Schroeck is Director of the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic; Assistant Clinical Professor at Wayne State University. He joins Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson