Flint, MI – The Michigan Department of Attorney General will open a Flint branch office on Thursday and has invited members of the public to visit during an open house.

The open house is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the State of Michigan Office Building, located at 125 E. Union St.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney, a spokesperson for the department, said Attorney General Dana Nessel and Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud will attend the event.

Nessel is handling civic cases connected to the Flint water crisis while Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy are leading the state’s criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis.

Members of the criminal investigation team are also expected to be in attendance, possibly including Worthy, and victim advocates on the Flint team will be announced at the event, Rossman-McKinney said.

The public advocates being announced Thursday will work from the Flint office.

The state announced in June that they were dropping all pending criminal cases related to the water crisis to launch an expanded investigation.

Additional charges have not been filed since.

Following the announcement, Hammoud and Worthy visited Flint for a town hall, where they explained to skeptical residents their decision to restart the investigation.

Andrew Roth is a reporter and photographer covering politics and policy in Michigan, as well technology, culture and their convergence. Andrew is a journalism student at Michigan State University and first...