Michigan AG to file civil suit in Flint probe

Further details expected to be released Wednesday

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette holds a press conference regarding his investigation into the Flint water crisis. (Jan. 25, 2016)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general plans to announce civil charges related to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.

Attorney General Bill Schuette and members of his special investigative team have scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference in Flint to detail the lawsuit.

Two months ago, the state filed criminal charges against two state environmental regulators and a city of Flint water employee.

Flint’s drinking water was switched from a Detroit system to the Flint River in 2014 but not properly treated, resulting in corrosion of lead pipes and elevated lead levels in some children.

Schuette spokesman Andrea Bitely declined further comment on the civil case until the news conference.

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