Congressman Dan Kildee on New Flint Water Charges

Will Flint residents get the justice they deserve? Is that even possible at this point?

Laura Weber Davis, WDET

This week, state prosecutors filed another charge of involuntary manslaughter in the Flint Water Crisis investigation.

Michigan Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells already faces charges of obstruction of justice and making a false statement in the investigation.

Wells is now one of six officials charged with involuntary manslaughter, and one of 15 total people facing charges in the case.

As court proceedings begin to move forward in the case, the question becomes whether Flint residents will really get the justice they deserve? 

Can justice ever be achieved in a situation like this?

And will these criminal charges restore any semblance of trust in a government that allowed an entire city to be poisoned?

Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint Twp.) joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk about the charges, Flint’s recovery, and the current political climate in Washington D.C.

“I do think… that the seriousness of these charges and the individuals who are having to defend them is an indication of the gravity of the Flint Water Crisis,” says Kildee. “These are very senior people who report directly to the governor. And they’re charged with really serious crimes.”

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.


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