Six more Michigan officials charged in Flint water crisis

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Dr. Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech displays samples of water from Flint, Michigan. Photo: CBS News

FLINT, Mich. — Six current and former Michigan state employees were charged Friday in a widening criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to a source close to the investigation.

Corinne Miller, Nancy Peeler and Robert Scott of the Department of Health and Human Services along with Liane Shekter-Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook of the Department of Environmental Quality face charges ranging from willful neglect of duty to conspiracy over allegations they withheld information from the public about lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.

When Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in April announced charges against a few of the figures in the Flint water crisis, residents called for more officials to be arrested.

Schuette promised then it was only the beginning.

“No one is above the law, not on my watch,” he said.