FLINT — Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today that her office is referring the investigation into the Flint water crisis to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. The investigation was opened in January 2016 — nearly two years after the crisis began — and as of this year, 15 current and former government officials have been criminally charged for their involvement in the water crisis, though none have been officially sentenced. In response, state Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) issued the following statement:

“The people of Flint undoubtedly suffered enough at the hands of the previous administration; it is refreshing to have an attorney general take such serious and immediate action to ensure the Flint community receives the support and resources they deserve. As we enter the fifth year since this crisis began, I am grateful for Attorney General Nessel’s swift and decisive action, and look forward to supporting her in any way I can to help bring long-overdue justice to the Flint community.”