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Todd Flood removed from Flint criminal investigation

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The former special prosecutor in charge of the Flint water crisis criminal investigation is now out.

Starting in 2016, Todd Flood put his stamp on the criminal probe into Flint’s water crisis.  He presided over every preliminary hearing of more than a dozen defendants.  

But Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud says he’s now off the team.   Hammoud has spent months reviewing the prosecution effort.

She says under Flood the legal process known as “discovery” was not fully and properly pursued from the onset of this investigation.

15 government officials were charged on Flood’s watch. About half have cut plea deals and the rest of the cases remain in legal limbo.