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April 16, 2014

City Attorney Brian Head resigns

— Brian Head, Joplin city attorney, has resigned and will take a  job as city attorney at Lee’s Summit. Head has been Joplin’s city attorney 12 1/2 years.

Head had been interviewing for the job since December, Head said today through Lynn Onstot, the city’s public information officer.

Head  was in charge of the City Council investigation that resulted in a public firestorm of controversy over the Feb. 4 firing of City Manager Mark Rohr.

That investigation was supposed to focus on two city councilmen, Bill Scearce and Mike Woolston.

Head told the Globe in an interview in late February that the investigation turned to then-City Manager Mark Rohr because special investigator Tom Loraine asked Head if he should be “looking at” Rohr. Head said he told Loraine that Loraine would have to make that decision.


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