MI Health Director Could Face Trial for Involuntary Manslaughter During Flint Water Crisis

A judge will decide whether Michigan’s health director will face trial for involuntary manslaughter in connection to two deaths during the flint water crisis.

The attorney general’s office says Nick Lyon failed to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a timely manner.

The city’s water pulled from the Flint River wasn’t properly treated in 2014 and 2015, causing old pipes to corrode and contaminate the drinking water.

Lyon denies any wrongdoing.