AG Nessel Continues Work Toward Civil Lawsuit Resolution in Flint Water Crisis

Contact: Ryan Jarvi 517-599-2746
Agency: Attorney General

April 17, 2020

LANSING – Ahead of the six-year anniversary of the water switch in Flint, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement:

“The decision to separate myself from the criminal investigation into the Flint Water Crisis, and focus exclusively on the resolution of the civil cases, was one of the most difficult decisions that I have had to make as Attorney General. In fact, I was only able to make it because of the complete confidence that I have that Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will deliver on the commitments that they make. These two prosecutors have built their careers on pursing and delivering justice to the victims and communities that they have served. Like the people of Flint, I’m glad to know that their investigation has not been – and will not be – impeded by time or this current public health crisis. It comes as no surprise to me, though, that their commitment to the people of Flint is as strong today as it was the day they took up this important cause. The people of Flint, like myself, are fortunate to have Fadwa and Kym working on their behalf.” 

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