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April 4, 2014

City says document release expected late this afternoon

— Documents from the Joplin City Council investigation that had been withheld by city administrators are to released  by 4:30 p.m. today, according to a news release the city has issued.

The Joplin City Council, in a 6-3 vote Thursday night, directed that the documents be released by 5 p.m. today. In making that decision, the council agreed to waive an appeal of a decision Monday by Judge David Mouton that the documents are public under the Missouri Sunshine Law.

The Joplin Globe challenged the decision of the city administration that had denied public disclosure of a portion of a report by special investigator Tom Loraine about City Manager Mark Rohr, certain exhibits and the testimony.

Though the judge ordered disclosure by noon today, the city’s attorneys filed notice of appeal on Wednesday, which prevents release of the documents until the notice is withdrawn.

City Attorney Brian Head, asked last night by the Globe what time to anticipate release today, had said 11 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m. today, Head said there were many documents that had yet to be copied for the release.

Asked by email shortly before 11 a.m. if those documents were to be reading by the 11 a.m. time he set Thursday night, he said, “No. It’s going to be later  We have just cataloged the exhibits and have started scanning now. Its taken all morning just to organize the file.  Its possible that a portion of the exhibits won’t be ready today. I have multiple people scanning and getting this together but there is a lot.”

The Globe’s editor, Carol Stark, said the Globe will post the documents on it’s website as they become available.

 

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