Charges in Flint water crisis dropped against former governor, others: Michigan Supreme Court
Charges against Michigan's former governor and others in the Flint water scandal must be dismissed after the state's Supreme Court said Tuesday that a judge did not have the ability to issue indictments under a century-old law.
The court said in a 6-0 opinion that while state laws "authorize a judge to investigate, subpoena witnesses and issue arrest warrants" as a one-judge grand jury, they "do not authorize the judge to issue indictments."
The decision applies to former Gov. Rick Snyder and others who were indicted by Genesee County Judge David Newblatt.