NAACP Sues Michigan Officials For Negligence In Flint Water Crisis
The NAACP says Michigan officials stopped drinking Flint's water before they informed the public that there was a problem.By Ben Lawson | May 19, 2016
The NAACP is suing Michigan officials, accusing them of failing to take action to prevent the Flint water crisis.
The suit blames Gov. Rick Snyder, several other state officials and two engineering firms for negligence for not properly treating the water and for failing to detect a problem.
According to The Detroit Free Press, the suit states, "Despite public assurances of safety — government officials in Flint quietly switched to bottled water while the citizens and businesses of Flint continued to drink dangerously contaminated water."