Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley responds to water crisis mistrial

FLINT, Mich. – August 12, 2022

The following is a statement from Mayor Sheldon Neeley regarding the Flint water crisis bellwether mistrial:

As we learned yesterday, the jury delivered a mistrial in the case of four children who were residents of Flint in 2014-2015. They sought to hold former City of Flint consultants Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam responsible for medical problems the children suffered because of lead poisoning.

I feel the deep disappointment and frustration that we’re experiencing across the Flint community today. I stand with our community in demanding justice for the generational trauma inflicted on our city during the water crisis. I support the plaintiffs, Emir Sherrod, Aundreya Teed, Riley Vanderhagen, and Daylaana Ware, along with every kid from Flint who has suffered because of the water crisis.

This fight is not over, and I continue to stand with the families of Flint. The mistrial means that the case can be refiled, and a new jury can be selected. We will persevere, and I am hopeful that we will see justice.