If you want to know more about “involuntary manslaughter” charges that investigators are discussing in Flint, then read on. This post doesn’t present all of the evidence that could support criminal charges, or try to prove someone guilty of a crime. But it does tell you what involuntary manslaughter actually means, and highlights some important findings from a recent Task Force report. It also identifies a few things standing in the way of criminal charges.
The attorney investigating the water crisis in Flint announced in February that he would consider involuntary manslaughter charges against anyone who was grossly negligent in handling an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that sickened 87 people over a 17 month period, and has so far killed 11.
Legionnaires’ causes flu-like symptoms, and can be deadly to people with suppressed immune symptoms. Continue reading “Lead and Legionnaires’: Involuntary Manslaughter on the Table in Flint”