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      Michigan AG declined to investigate Flint water in December

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      Three weeks ago, however, Schuette had declined to take any action when asked by a Flint representative to do so. (Photo Credit: State of Michigan)

      Earlier today Attorney General Bill Schuette called for an investigation into the Flint water crisis. Just three weeks ago, however, Schuette had declined to take any action when asked by a Flint representative to do so.

      Today, Schuette's office said that they will look to see if any Michigan laws were broken. Schuette described the Flint water crisis as a "human tragedy."

      In September of 2015 State Representative Sheldon Neeley asked Schuette to investigate the Flint water crisis. In a letter to Schuette's office, Neeley said, "I make this request to urge the Attorney general's Office to investigate and determine if the City of Flint and/or the State of Michigan and its agents have culpability and responsibility for this unfortunate problem. "


      On December 22, 2015 the Attorney General's Office sent a response to Neeley. In a response to Neeley, Rusty Hills, the Senior Advisor from the Executive Division, told Neeley, "As the Attorney General explained, given the multiple reviews by federal and state agencies, and the pending and potential federal court actions, we do not believe it necessary to conduct an additional investigation."


      NBC25 News has reached out to he Attorney General's Office and asked what changed between December 22 of last year and now.

      Schuette's office tells NBC25 that they have no comment.

      Stay with NBC25 News for continuing coverage of the Flint water crisis.



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