If they can make the criminal bits stick it opens the door for the civil bits the family can cling onto.
I'm tired of folks blaming the fed and explaining why it's stupidity on the lowest levels and a lot of buck passing. If my laptop hadn't dumped itself I had a four page doc I was working on to just copy paste from.
Long run, people weren't happy with the first rounds of flint water cause it wasn't crystal clear. So the city council decided to dump in more cleansing chemicals. They also dumped a PSA stating not to drink the shit straight at that point. The extra cleany bits plus the increased pressure from having the plant on site rather than 70+ miles away in the D caused the pipe break down. But no one ever wants to go after the CC who made the move when it went down cause after the fan was hit with the shit they all started screaming it was the Emergency Managers fault. Of course that dude was an official of the state so everyone popped on the governor even though that dude had jack shit to do with any of the decisions that were made. Hell even the EM they were jumping on had nothing to do with it since all the shit went down three EMs before him. Well techniquely two cause the first one got bumped then his replacement left and he got put back in.
Point is these folks on this water council weren't really even in play when all the decisions with the water were made, but since the buck can be passed they're the ones getting fucked. Hell even if they were, the decisions where made by the CC not these folks. The CC needs the heat, not the people that are getting it.