>> Six current and former Michigan officials criminally charged for their roles in exposing Flint, Michigan to tainted, toxic water. Michigan Heath and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, one of five charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony that carries a sentence of up to fifteen years in prison.>> Mr. Lyon failed in his responsibilities to protect the health and safety of citizens of Flint.
>> And Michigan Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells, slapped with obstruction of justice and lying to police. They are the latest to face charges stemming from lead-tainted water linked to more than 80 cases of Legionnaires' Disease, 12 deaths among them.>> We have filed 51 criminal charges against 15 current, or former state officials.
>> The crisis occurring after the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014. The river's more corrosive water, causing lead to leech from pipes and into the city's drinking water. Tests in 2015 showing high amounts of lead in blood samples taken from children in Flint, a predominately black city of roughly 100,000 people.
No charges pending against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, but the investigation is still ongoing.