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Two state workers and one city worker have been charged in the Flint water crisis, marking “the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials” in the outsized public health debacle, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Bill Schuette, Michigan’s attorney general, filed charges against Mike Glasgow, “the city’s laboratory and water quality supervisor; Mike Prysby, a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality official; and Stephen Busch, the suspended Lansing district coordinator for the DEQ’s Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance,” writes the Free Press:

Prysby faces six criminal counts: two charges of misconduct in office; and one count each of conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence, engaging in a treatment violation that violates Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act and engaging in monitoring violation that violates Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act.

The five charges Busch received are misconduct in office, conspiracy to tamper with evidence, tampering with evidence, engaging in a treatment violation that violates Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, and engaging in monitoring violation that violates Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act

Glasgow was charged with two counts of tampering with evidence and willful neglect of office.

District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix authorized the charges Wednesday in a Flint courtroom. This is a developing story…

SOURCE: Detroit Free Press | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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