The first of several high stakes criminal cases in the Flint Water Crisis goes to court Thursday. Nick Lyon, the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is charged with Misconduct in Office and Involuntary Manslaughter. They are working to find out if Lyon failed to warn the public about the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease as it was spreading and people were dying. The water switch in April of 2014 created the Flint Water Crisis. The move off the Detroit water system to the Flint River was done during a state takeover to save millions. People in Flint could soon see, taste and smell the awful change. But they had no idea how serious it would get.
From [HERE] A former employee at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services testified yesterday that she discussed the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area with the head of the agency and assumed the information would go to Gov. Rick Snyder's office.
Corinne Miller, the former director of the Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology, said the 30-minute meeting with Nick Lyon took place in January 2015.
“I felt relieved," Miller said of making Lyon aware of the outbreak.
Her testimony came during the second day of a preliminary examination for Lyon, the highest-ranking government official charged criminally in the Flint water crisis.
His hearing, which started Thursday in Flint and will likely span several more days before 67th District Judge David Goggins, will determine if there is enough evidence for the case to proceed to trial. [dont hold your breath in racist system.]