Firefighters and firefighters union say no to police raids on union’s offices
A firefighting union said Tuesday that it will not seek to force police officers to turn over documents about the Flint water crisis that resulted in a state takeover.
The United Firefighters of America said in a statement that the city’s emergency manager failed to follow “standard procedure” in seizing documents related to the water crisis, which killed more than 100 people.
Flint police, meanwhile, announced they are seeking records related to an investigation of an arrest in the death of an 18-year-old man who died after being sprayed with a water cannon in April.
Floyd County Chief Executive Steve Stenger, who was appointed by Gov.
Rick Snyder to replace Flint emergency manager Kevyn Orr, said Tuesday the documents were needed for an internal investigation.
“There is a need to provide transparency about the city of Flint’s response to the lead contamination crisis,” Stenger said in the statement.
We will continue to do our part to ensure the protection of those who are most vulnerable.””
As the fire and rescue department, we have the responsibility to protect the lives and safety of residents of Flint.
We will continue to do our part to ensure the protection of those who are most vulnerable.”
Flint’s emergency managers, appointed by Snyder in January, have said they have taken steps to improve water quality since Snyder became emergency manager in January.
But they have also been criticized by some residents and activists for not providing as much oversight as Snyder.
In addition to the documents requested, Stenger asked the county for the names of the officers who were involved in the investigation.