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Criminal Charges to Be Announced Wednesday in Connection to Flint Water Contamination

A Flint resident holds a baby bottle full of contaminated water on Capitol Hill Feb. 3, 2016 in Washington, DC.

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Criminal charges will be announced Wednesday in connection to the Flint Water Investigation, according to local media outlets. The state Attorney General’s office, which launched the probe into the city’s contaminated water, said in a press release tomorrow’s announcement would be “significant.” Local ABC-affiliate WZYZ is reporting that three people will face criminal charges, including felony charges.

Attorney General Bill Schuette appointed a special prosecutor to handle the inquiry into the contamination of Flint’s drinking water because the AG’s office is representing the state in any potential criminal and civil cases. Special prosecutor Todd Flood announced in early February that the possibility of involuntary manslaughter charges being filed against individuals was not “far-fetched.” There still could also be civil charges as a result of the deadly water contamination.