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Flint City Hall - Flint, Michigan
Flint City Police are trying to determine the nature of water documents stolen from during a break-in December 28. One day before Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) issued a December 29 apology after months of denial dangerous toxic water levels existed in Flint.
“I want the Flint community to know how very sorry I am that this has happened. And I want all Michigan citizens to know that we will learn from this experience, because Flint is not the only city that has an aging infrastructure," Governor Snyder said in a December 29 Press Release.
“I know many Flint citizens are angry and want more than an apology. That’s why I’m taking the actions today to ensure a culture of openness and trustFlint Police reported a break-in at City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw Street over the holiday break. On Monday, Jan. 11, City law enforcement authorities confirmed the break-in happened at a vacant executive office in the Mayor Karen Williams Weaver suite, containing documents related to the city's water system.
"The office that was broken into is where some water files are kept," Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said to MLive.com. "However, at this point it's hard to tell if any files were taken. The only thing we know for sure was stolen is a TV."Documentation from Flint Water Study Organization confirms Gov. Rick Snyder’s office ignored health records about elevated lead in Flint’s drinking water for at least one year. Snyder first acknowledged responsibility for ignoring Flint’s toxic water levels causing elevated levels of lead in residents’ blood, on December 29.
As U.S. Attorney’s Office is investigating the handling of the water crisis, Flint's Congressional Representative, Dan Kildee (MI-05) wrote President Barack Obama office on January 11, asking for direct Federal Oversight immediately, as it relates to the City's toxic water crisis.
"I have no confidence that Governor Rick Snyder is responding to the ongoing Flint water emergency in a way equal to the gravity of the situation," the Congressman wrote on this Facebook page January 11. Which is why I today reiterated my request for the federal government to provide assistance."An Governor Snyder credited State of Michigan Joint Operations Center group has taken donated water provided by non-profits, groups and citizens to distribute to Flint's Residents, a recent WDIV Channel 4 Detroit report revealed. The State has yet to deploy Michigan National Guard water buffalo resources or pay for directly clean water access, for the crisis Governor Snyder now admits to creating.