Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, listens closely as Genesee District Judge David J. Goggins gives his decision Aug. 20, 2018, during Lyon’s preliminary examination at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Prosecutors say they’re dismissing all criminal charges against eight people, including Lyon, in the Flint water scandal and starting the investigation over again. He was accused of failing to timely inform the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease when Flint was using improperly treated water from the Flint River in 2014 and 2015. The outbreak occurred at the same time that the city’s water system was contaminated with lead. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)

Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, listens closely as Genesee District Judge David J. Goggins gives his decision Aug. 20, 2018, during Lyon’s preliminary examination at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Prosecutors say they’re dismissing all criminal charges against eight people, including Lyon, in the Flint water scandal and starting the investigation over again. He was accused of failing to timely inform the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease when Flint was using improperly treated water from the Flint River in 2014 and 2015. The outbreak occurred at the same time that the city’s water system was contaminated with lead. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)

Prosecutors drop charges over Flint water, vow fresh probe

The decision comes more than three years after authorities began examining the roots of a scandal.

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