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MDEQ gets state police involved in Flint water investigation

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Local activist Arthur Woodson isn't so sure the latest investigation of the Flint water crisis will mean anything to residents.

"It's just another in-house to make the people feel comfortable that we're inspecting, nothing going to happen," Woodson said. 

Sources said the state police were called in by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality as part of that agency's internal investigation. There are no details on those findings, though.

"Well the governor has not seen the results of the investigation that the Michigan State Police did in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Quality,” Spokesperson Ari Alder said.

MSP said in a statement the department acted on a request by MDEQ Director Keith Creagh made back on Jan. 24 for an administrative investigation, not a criminal one.

“MSP's only role in this matter was to assist MDEQ with their internal investigation. We have no role in determining findings or discipline,” Spokesperson Shannon Banner said in a statement.

Alder said the investigation was an administrative one.

“We understand it that the DEQ had an investigation needed to be done through Human Resources Department, but did not have the expertise to do that,” Alder said.

As of right now, no criminal charges are expected as a result of this specific investigation.

The final report was turned over to MDEQ for final review.

"They reached out to state police and they provided an investigator that specializes internal investigations and that what they did," Alder said.

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