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Flint Burglary Where Water Files Stored An Inside Job Police Chief Says


(MOLLY YOUNG/MLIVE)  Mystery still surrounds an unsolved December break-in at an executive office inside City Hall where Flint water files were kept.

As of Friday, March 18, there were still no suspects in the case, and officials say it may never be known what — other than a TV — was taken.

But the city’s new police chief Tim Johnson says it’s too suspicious that there was a break-in where important documents were kept, just as  investigations began heating up and decision makers were beginning to be held accountable.

“It was definitely an inside job. The power cord (to the TV) wasn’t even taken. The average drug user knows that you’d need the power cord to be able to pawn it,” Johnson said.

The office was not assigned to any city employees at the time of the break-in, city officials have said.

“It was somebody that had knowledge of those documents that really wanted to keep them out of the right hands, out of the hands of someone who was going to tell the real story of what’s going on with Flint water,” he said.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said documents were strewn about the room, and it is impossible to know if any of them were taken.