Cass County asking for special prosecutor after Diamond Lake party

Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 5:42 PM EDT
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The Cass County prosecutor's office is asking the Michigan attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to review the recent parties at Diamond Lake.

The request was made due to a conflict of interest.

The prosecutor's office says Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz has a longstanding affiliation with one of the affected lake associations.

The 4th of July party on Diamond Lake's sandbar got a lot of backlash after a viral video showing hundreds of beachgoers with no masks and not physical distancing spread across the nation.

Stay with 16 News Now as we continue to learn more on the investigation.

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