Judge Orders Former Flint, Mich. State Official to Write Letter of Apology to Residents Over Water Crisis

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A Flint, Mich. judge has ordered a former state epidemiologist - tasked with investigating patterns and causes of disease and injury in human - to write a letter of apology to residents of the city for her role in the water crisis that still plagues the city.

Corrine Miller, the retired director of the state Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Epidemiology will also have to perform 300 hours of community service, MLive reports.

According to the report, Miller was sentenced on Monday as part of a plea deal that she reached with prosecutors last September. She pleaded no contest to willful neglect of duty and also agreed to help special prosecutors in other prosecutions related to the water crisis.

Miller’s attorney attempted to argue that her client should not be required to write the letter of apology, saying that it could result in fallout on civil lawsuits that have been filed against the former official...which is some nerve. Residents of Flint still don’t have clean water, they are still suffering from the neglect and officials are still walking free despite the obvious negligence.

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