Health Department Chief Charged With Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

The disease has resulted in at least a dozen deaths.

But that's not the only charge Schuette brought against Lyon or other health officials. The disease has been linked to the water quality in Flint in 2014 through 2015.

Lead leached into some Flint homes after officials tapped into the Flint River in 2014. The accusation - in the midst of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's Flint water crisis investigation - comes after months of speculation that the outbreak and subsequent deaths were a result of water mismanagement by officials.

As far as if Governor Rick Snyder will be charged in relation to the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint...

It has never been fully explained how crucial information didn't reach the governor, or why the Snyder administration allowed the people of Flint to use undrinkable water for so long.

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She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down. Four people were shot in the attack, including Representative Steve Scalise, who's listed as being in critical condition.

Lennon says there's been no subpoena.

Nayyirah Shariff, director of Flint Rising, said in a statement that Snyder should take responsibility for the manmade disaster and resign from the governorship. Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells, Lyon's subordinate, faces a charge of obstruction of justice and lying to police.

September 2, 2015: Virginia Tech University researcher says the corrosiveness of Flint water is causing lead to leach into residents' water.

While some public health officials first identified contaminated water as a potential cause of the spread of Legionnaires' in 2014, state officials did not alert the public.

According to a study by Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, who helped uncover the crisis in 2015, the same decision that poisoned residents' water with lead also allowed the Legionnaire's outbreak to happen. One of those deaths led to a charge of involuntary manslaughter, levied against Lyon June 13.

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Lyon and Wells will remain at the state department of health while they await trial. It isn't immediately clear who will represent Wells and can speak on her behalf.

Lyon, the state head of the Health Department, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office, felonies that could lead to as much as 20 years in prison, New York Times reported.

The charging documents also claim that Lyon "willfully disregarded the deadly nature of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak", later saying that he "can't save everyone", and "everyone has to die of something".

Darnell Earley, former emergency manager of Flint, MI., speaks during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, on Capitol Hill March 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Lyon is accused of failing to alert people of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Trump Is Being Investigated For Obstruction of Justice, Says Washington Post
The president is nonetheless angered by the investigation, which he has described as a "witch hunt", The New York Times reported . It had initially focused on Russia's election meddling and whether any of Trump's associates colluded with the effort.

Charges were read Wednesday in a Flint court.

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