Michael Moore’s Flint water movie claims county faked kids’ lead blood tests

April Cook Hawkins takes her seat on stage during the live filming of a special "All In With Chris Hayes," which aired Wednesday, Sept. 13, on MSNBC. (Kaiti Sullivan | The Flint Journal)

FLINT, MI — A former Genesee County Health Department secretary is dropping a Flint water crisis bombshell, claiming her boss told her to falsify blood lead test results from Flint during the city’s water crisis.

April Cook-Hawkins makes the claim in the new Michael Moore film "Fahrenheit 11/9," a documentary due to open in more than 1,500 theaters around the country on Sept. 20.

County officials denied Cook-Hawkins’ claim in a written statement on Thursday, Sept. 13, calling her charges "absolutely false."

Moore told MLive-The Flint Journal this week that the Cook-Hawkins’ revelation shows the government committed crimes against the people of Flint.

"Imagine if you went to the doctor and the doctor found out that you had cancer and they didn’t tell you and then changed the record to make it look like you didn’t have cancer … ?" Moore asked.

"What kind of a crime is that? I’d say a pretty serious one." Cook-Hawkins […]

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Michael Moore's Flint water movie claims county faked kids' lead blood tests
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