Federal Judge decides former Governor Rick Snyder and four others will take the stand in Flint water crisis civil trial
On Monday, a federal judge has decided former Governor Rick Snyder and four others will have to take the stand in a Flint water crisis civil trial.
Governor Snyder, former Emergency Managers Darnell Early and Gerald Ambrose, former Snyder aide Rich Baird, and Flint city employee Howard Croft all asked for the court to quash their subpoenas to testify in the case.
All five are facing criminal charges in the water crisis.
U.S. District Judge Judith Levy says Snyder and the others can be called to testify, even if that means what they may say will likely be limited, as each is expected to invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
The civil trial involves damages being sought against two engineering companies that consulted on the Flint water system during the crisis.