FLINT, Michigan. – The emergency manager that was conducted in Flint, Michigan, when turned on water resources has appeared in court on criminal charges in connection with the city lead to disaster.
Darnell Earley was arraigned Wednesday on four charges, including conspiracy and misconduct in office. His lawyer, Todd Perkins, predicts Earley will be “justified.”
Earley was appointed by gov. Rick Snyder to run Flint in 2013-14 because of the city’s terrible finances. Flint started using the Flint River for drinking water in 2014, while a pipeline to Lake Huron was in the works, but the water was not treated to control corrosion. Lead leached from old pipes and fixtures.
Earley and other former emergency manager are accused of working on the construction of the pipeline while ignoring the dangers of the water of the river.