For Immediate Release
Jackie Filson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-683-2538
Flint Residents Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for Justice
Statement of Mary Grant, Public Water for All Campaign Director, Food & Water Watch
WASHINGTON - “The Michigan Department of the Attorney General’s decision to dismiss all the pending criminal charges related to the Flint drinking water crisis can only be acceptable if the prosecution team refiles and aggressively pursues new charges swiftly. Flint residents deserve a comprehensive and just investigation that results in appropriate restitution. We are outraged to hear about the political influence that muddied the previous cases through failure to seek all evidence. We know one thing for sure: the Snyder administration and his emergency managers made the disastrous decisions that caused the Flint water crisis. We must hold them accountable and everyone who aggravated this public health calamity. There is no more time for dubious foot-dragging; it’s time for Flint to see some justice.”
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