Flint water charges escalate debate over officials' failures
January 15, 2021
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — When a former Michigan public health director was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Flint water crisis, the man who previously held the job says a chilling thought crossed his mind: It could have been me.
"I spent 14 years in that chair," said Jim Haveman, who served under two Republican governors — including Rick Snyder, another target of indictments released Thursday. "I dealt with anthrax outbreaks, measles, hepatitis, Legionella. ... The list is a mile long. We had to make tough decisions all the time."
He contends Snyder, former health chief Nick Lyon...