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Retired FBI Chief Announces Possible Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

Manslaughter charges could be on the table for the Flint water crisis.

A retired FBI chief made the announcement Tuesday during a news conference, saying involuntary manslaughter could be one of the most severe criminal charges handed down.        

But investigators add they are still in the early stages of looking into Flint’s lead contaminated water.  

Attorney general Bill Schuette is heading it up.

He says Governor Snyder’s office should no longer be exempt from public-records requests.

Michigan is one of two states with the blanket exemption.

Schuette says he hopes lawmakers will broaden the law.

Flint’s mayor is working on a plan to remove and replace all lead water pipes in the city.

It’s expected to cost $55 million and homes that are deemed high-risk will be given priority.     

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