During a court hearing Tuesday, the attorney representing former Gov. Rick Snyder argued that he shouldn’t face charges in Genesee County related to the Flint water crisis.
In April 2014, Flint’s municipal drinking water source was switched from Detroit’s water system to the Flint River. Improperly treated river water damaged pipes. The pipes leached lead into the city’s drinking water. Tens of thousands of Flint residents were exposed to high levels of lead and other contaminants before the water source was switched back in October 2015.