Michigan’s new attorney general seeks review of Flint cases

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s new attorney general has asked a Detroit-area prosecutor to take over criminal cases related to the Flint water crisis.

Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday she has provided case information to Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy, who will review the files and make a decision.

Two former state officials have been charged with involuntary manslaughter related to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in 2014 and 2015. More than a dozen people have been charged in the investigation of lead-tainted water, although convictions so far have been misdemeanors.

The investigation has been led by special prosecutor Todd Flood, who was appointed by Nessel’s predecessor, Bill Schuette (SHOE’-tee). Before winning election, Nessel said Schuette was using the Flint cases to boost his reputation during a run for governor. He lost.

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