Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy joins Flint water crisis investigation

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2021-01-14 14:05:24-05

(WXYZ) — Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has been added to the team investigating and prosecuting the criminal cases involved in the Flint Water Crisis.

Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud made the announcement on Thursday in Lansing as Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel updated the Flint investigation, the investigation into Michigan State and Larry Nassar, and the Catholic church sex abuse investigation.

Worthy will join Hammoud and special prosecutor Todd Flood, as the solicitor general continues to build out a team of prosecutors and law enforcement officers to prosecute the Flint water crisis cases.

Hammoud said that she asked Worthy to join the team out of respect for her expertise and reputation. She who was the lead attorney at the prosecutor's office, and added that she trusts Worthy and is honored to work alongside her.

During the press conference, Nessel said that she was highly-critical of the way the criminal investigations were being handled, and she learned that almost no one in the entire prosecutor's office was on the criminal side of the investigation, and adding that there was "no oversight" by the office in the investigation.

More than a dozen people have been charged for their role in the Flint water crisis, including two former Department of Environmental Quality officials.