DAVISON (DTV) – (11/1/2023) – The Michigan Supreme Court has denied appeals from a lower court, completely dismissing the criminal charges against former Governor Rick Snyder and previously 8 other government officials connected to the Flint Water Crisis. The ruling took place after Attorney General Dana Nessel’s appointed prosecutors Fadwa Hammoud and Kym Worthy used a one-person grand jury in these cases which the Michigan Supreme Court invalidated.
DTV asked Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel about justice for the people of Flint recently, and the Attorney General had no update and walked away from our interview.
The Flint Prosecution Team released a statement Tuesday evening stating, “Today, our Supreme Court has put the final nail in the coffin of the Flint Water prosecutions. The Court decided that a process that has stood in place for over a century, one whose legitimacy the Court upheld repeatedly, was simply not ‘good enough’ to hold those responsible for the Flint Water Crisis accountable for their actions. Our disappointment in the Michigan Supreme Court is exceeded only by our sorrow for the people of Flint.”Current Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley has pointed to the fact that the strategy of a one-man jury has been used many times, and justice has not been served due to a technicality.
Back in 2016, former Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges against top government officials, including manslaughter. However, he did not charge former Governor Rick Snyder. When Dana Nessel was elected Attorney General, she dropped all charges in the Flint Water investigation and launched her own cases, including one against the former Governor. After almost a decade of promises from both Schuette and Nessel, it now appears that there will be no one held criminally accountable for the Flint Water Crisis.
All Charges have now been dropped in the Flint water investigation.