Flint Water Crisis Prosecutors Drop All Criminal Charges Against 8 Health Officials

Flint water crisis prosecutors are dropping all criminal charges against eight health officials and starting the investigation over from scratch.

Among those with charges dropped is former state health director Nick Lyon. 

He was accused of waiting too long to inform the public about the outbreak of a disease as Flint drew improperly treated water from the Flint River in 2014 and 2015.

Lyon’s lawyer says the dismissal has them feeling “fantastic and vindicated.”

Lyon and other officials could still be charged again, because charges were dropped without prejudice.

Lyon was the highest-ranking state official to be charged in the investigation.

Attorney General Dana Nessel stated, “I want to remind the people of Flint that justice delayed is not always justice denied, and a fearless and dedicated team of career prosecutors and investigators are hard at work to ensure those who harmed you are held accountable.”