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Released missing pages leave some Joplin residents with mixed reactions

The City of Joplin released 9 missing pages yesterday of the report from an investigation at City Hall.
After reading the released pages, some Joplin residents are left with mixed reactions regarding the firing of City Manager Mark Rohr.
"I think they did him rotten, I really do," said Jean Moore, Joplin resident. "It was political reasons that they got rid of him."
Some residents wish the pages had been released sooner. 
"If the whole truth had come out and both sides had been able to present their case and defend their point of view and everything from the beginning, then maybe the citizens would have a better idea of what's going on," said Jayson Wilkins, Joplin resident.
Councilman Gary Shaw advises those reading the report to do so carefully.
"You can paint a picture to be positive, you can paint a picture to be negative and it's all according to what you want," Shaw said. "In this situation, I think there were those that were trying to paint a negative picture and that's what came out."
Now that the missing pages have been released, some Joplin residents are still hesitant to read them all.
"I don't think people would take the time to look through some huge thousand page thing unless it was a summary right in front of their face," said Dominique Hicks, Joplin resident.
According to Shaw, he hopes people's energy will be put toward what's best for Joplin. 
"Even though there are some of us that don't like it, there are some of us that were hurt by it more than others, the important thing is what's best for Joplin and moving Joplin forward," he said. "It's time for us to be concentrating on that."
A full copy of the report is available at the City Attorney's office upon appointment.
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