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City of Joplin declines request to release missing pages from investigator's report

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Last week KOAM and Fox 14, using the Sunshine Law,  requested the missing documents from the Joplin city council investigator's report. We just received the following statement from Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean in response to that request:

"The City has received numerous questions regarding the recent termination of Mr. Rohr, and the withheld 10-pages from the investigator’s report. As a governmental employer in the State of Missouri, we are bound by statute and city rules to protect the privacy of personnel documents held by the City, therefore we cannot release these pages.

Please address your requests for the release of 10-pages to Mr. Rohr. If the City were to release this portion of the report, or even comment on the contents, not only would we be violating the law, but we would be putting the City at a significant legal risk."

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