Charges Formally Dropped Against Rick Snyder in Flint Water Crisis

Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will not face any more charges related to the Flint Water Crisis after a Genesee County District Court judge dismissed misdemeanor charges against him on Monday.

Snyder, is the first governor in Michigan history to be formally charged with a crime related to his service. Judge William Crawford’s order to dismiss the charge of willful neglect of duty, also ordered authorities to destroy records related to Snyder’s initial processing by police in 2021, including fingerprints and booking photo. Assistant Attorney General Chris Kessel also signed the court filing.

Criminal cases against Snyder and eight others collapsed when the Michigan Supreme Court in 2022 said a one-judge grand jury was improperly used by the attorney general’s office to bring charges.