Stars and Stripes stripes.com 13 Jan, 2021 23:00 am

Flint families welcome charges in water crisis, seek healing

Flint families welcome charges in water crisis, seek healing
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they're being charged in a crisis that has been highlighted as an example of environmental injustice and racism.

Flint families welcome charges in water crisis, seek healing Leon Abdullah El-Alamin shows a photo of his son Leon Jr.Rick Snyder and others in his administration were expected to be charged in a water crisis blamed with causing learning disabilities in scores of children and other medical problems among adults in the majority Black city about 60 miles northwest of Detroit.Sincere would become the face of the Flint water crisis when a photo of him was selected in 2016 for the cover of Time magazine.Two people with knowledge of the planned prosecution told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the attorney general's office has informed defense lawyers about indictments in Flint and told them to expect initial court appearances soon.

While visiting their grandmother's home in Florida, Sincere was hesitant about the water, Hawk told The Associated Press.Associated Press writer Ed White in Detroit also contributed.

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