FLINT (WWJ) – A plea agreement Wednesday from one of nine government employees criminally charged in the Flint water crisis.
The former Director of the Michigan Department of Health, Corrine Miller, plead no contest to neglect of duty after admitting that she failed to notify the public that the switch to the Flint River caused 42 cases of Legionnaires’ disease; including 13 deaths.READ MORE: Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexicantown Through Artist Eyes
“We are holding accountable the people that knew ahead of time and that reasonably could have prevented a lot of things from happening,” said Flood.
Special prosecutor Todd Flood says we could see more cases in the future.READ MORE: United Airlines Facing Record $1.9 Million Fine For Extended Delays
“Forty-two people they knew about, you’ve heard that, it was on the record,” says Flood. “They knew about that in January of 2015. They knew that was an epidemic that was stated in the record.”
“They knew, right? That it was reasonably foreseeable — that if they didn’t switch — or didn’t change the water source — bad things were going to happen including Legionella.”MORE NEWS: Ford Recalls Mustang Mach-E For Windshield, Sunroof Issues
Miller agreed to cooperate with the prosecution and if she does, her charges could be dismissed.