The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city’s crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.
The Flint water crisis started in 2014, when the city decided to switch to a new water supply to save costs. The water supply the city moved to use, however, was contaminated with lead and other toxins.