FROM Rick Pluta
First Criminal Charges Announced for Flint Water Crisis Michigan's Attorney General announced criminal charges today against city and state officials for their alleged role in the lead contamination of Flint Michigan's water. The charges include misconduct, neglect of duty and tampering with evidence. Attorney General Bill Schuette emphasized, "They had a duty to protect the health of families and citizens... They failed in their responsibilities to protect the safety of families of Flint. They failed Michigan. I don't care where you live." Rick Pluta, State Capitol bureau chief for Michigan Public Radio , joins us from the press conference where charges were just announced.
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