A candidate for Michigan civil rights director has been rejected after concerns were raised about his connection to the Flint water crisis.
Harvey Hollins was turned down in a 4-4 vote Monday by the Civil Rights Commission, MLive.com reported.
Hollins was urban affairs adviser under Gov. Rick Snyder. He was among senior members of Snyder’s team who knew in 2015 about a spike in Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area. Experts linked it to bacteria in the water.
Snyder didn’t speak publicly about Legionnaires’ until early 2016.