x
Breaking News
More () »

Grand Rapids's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Grand Rapids, Michigan | WZZM13.com

Snyder lawyers note possible conflicts in Flint water case

Snyder's lawyers noted that Flint residents stand to benefit from a $641 million lawsuit settlement over lead contamination and deaths from Legionnaires' disease.
Credit: AP
Former Gov. Rick Snyder stays silent as barrage of media asks questions after his video arraignment on charges related to the Flint water crisis, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 outside the Genesee County Jail in downtown Flint, Mich. (Cody Scanlan/The Flint Journal via AP)

DETROIT — Lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder believe Flint residents might have conflicts that could prevent them from serving as judges or jurors in his criminal case related to lead in drinking water. 

Snyder’s legal team is basing its opinion on the prosecutor's view that all Flint residents are victims. A judge is meeting with lawyers Tuesday. 

Snyder is charged with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty. Flint’s water supply was switched to the Flint River in 2014 without it being properly treated to reduce corrosion. 

Snyder's lawyers noted that Flint residents stand to benefit from a $641 million lawsuit settlement over lead contamination and deaths from Legionnaires' disease.

RELATED VIDEO:

Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the 13 ON YOUR SIDE app now.

Have a news tip? Email news@13onyourside.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.