3rd suspect in Flint water crisis still to be arraigned - WNEM TV 5

3rd suspect in Flint water crisis still to be arraigned

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Michael Glasgow in March, 2016 (Source: WNEM TV5) Michael Glasgow in March, 2016 (Source: WNEM TV5)

"We've charged Glasgow with felony with tampering evidence by altering and falsifying reports," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said on April 20.

Those charges were against Michael Glasgow, Flint utilities manager, in connection to the cause of the Flint water crisis.

Nine days later Glasgow still has not gone before a judge to be arraigned on those charges. The other two men charged by the attorney general both went before a judge that same day.

Glasgow is the only suspect in the AG's investigation of the water crisis who has yet to be arraigned.

"So far, I don't see special treatment," said James Piazza, attorney.

Piazza is a local criminal defense attorney. He said a delay in arraignment of this long isn't necessarily out of the ordinary.

"If the client is aware of it, generally the police and courts give them 10 days, maybe two weeks to turn themselves in," Piazza said.

Glasgow is charged with tampering with evidence and willful neglect of office as part of his role at the city water plant.

Because those charges aren't considered violent, there's not going to be a manhunt in order to lock him up, Piazza said.

"It's not unusual. It's done all the time. Maybe it's delayed because his attorney is out of town a few days, but it's not unusual," Piazza said.

Piazza said if the time passes starts pushing two weeks, that's when an unpleasant surprise could be in store for Glasgow.

"The police can and will go in and arrest you out of your home or business and they have the authority to do that," Piazza said.

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