Flint police investigating whether water documents were stolen from city hall

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Police are trying to determine whether water documents were stolen from Flint City Hall during a recent break-in.

Police said today that someone broke into the vacant executive office that contained documents about Flint’s water crisis. It was the only office targeted, police told Motor City Muckraker this evening.

“The office that was broken into is where some water files are kept,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver told MLive. “However, at this point it’s hard to tell if any files were taken.”

Newly released documents show that Gov. Rick Snyder’s office ignored health records about elevated lead in Flint’s drinking water. Months later, Snyder finally acknowledged that Flint’s water was contaminated, causing elevated levels of lead in residents’ blood.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is investigating the handling of the water crisis.


Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • stephaniepalmer

    Well, this is exciting. I can hardly wait to see what information they yield.

  • hrtuten

    The cover-up is in full force.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      False flag? Overzealous enviro nazi org ? Occupy movement ?

      • Cory

        Sounds like a government cover up at the local level…

        • Trexinmichigan

          That’s what Nixon said.

  • Hart Noecker

    Can we start calling this whole mess ‘Watergate’ yet?

    • Donald E. Hodge

      That was pretty good. lol.

      • WiserWords2

        No, that was more than good. It was excellent!

    • psileste

      We finally come full circle.

      • TheSpiffy

        Hey 😀

        • psileste

          Hi there!

          • TheSpiffy


  • Alan Goldsmith

    Oh, MLIVE…Pulitzer Alert.

  • “However, at this point it’s hard to tell if any files were taken.”

    And why would that be?

  • xfloormattx

    No update? MLIVE says currently police can only confirm a TV was stolen from the office

  • bebow

    This will end well.