Ex-Flint City Attorney Files Federal Whistleblower Suit

Flint– A previous city lawyer for Flint has actually submitted a federal whistleblower claim, stating she was fired after speaking up about unlawful activities by city authorities.

The suit submitted Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit by Stacy Erwin Oakes names Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and the city as offenders.

Weaver stated in a declaration to the Detroit Free Press: “we cannot discuss pending litigation” but “anticipate providing our side.”.

The suit states Erwin Oakes “realised and spoke up versus viewed unlawful and real unlawful acts,” offering info to city and state authorities.

Erwin Oakes worked as city lawyer till January. The Flint Journal reports a letter that it got using the Freedom of Information Act revealed Weaver questioned Erwin Oakes’ capability to lead city staff.