Prosecutor Will Not Issue Charges Against 6 Arrested at Flint Town Hall Forum

FLINT, MI – Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said he will not issue criminal charges against six individuals who were arrested at a City of Flint town hall forum in April.

The six were arrested by City of Flint Police at a Flint church on April 20, 2017 during a forum related to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis.

Prosecutor Leyton said that he received investigative reports from the Flint Police but, after reviewing them, decided that he will not be issuing any charges.

“This incident involved a town hall meeting led by the Mayor concerning the City’s longstanding crisis involving lead-tainted water,” said Prosecutor Leyton.

“Flint police made decisions that led to the arrest of six individuals related to allegations of disorderly conduct. Based on the information I have received from the police, I will not be issuing charges, either felonies or misdemeanors, under state law” he said.

Prosecutor Leyton indicated that the City of Flint attorney may still decide to issue charges for possible violations of city ordinances.

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