Court considers whether full report from Joplin City Hall investigation report should be released

Court considers whether full report from Joplin City Hall investigation report should be released
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A court is now considering whether the full report from an ethics investigation at Joplin City Hall should be made public.

The Joplin Globe filed a lawsuit seeking the report and other documents concerning the findings of a special investigator.

The two sides outlined their cases before a Jasper County judge on Thursday. Another hearing is set for the end of March.

The city council had hired the investigator to look into questions concerning councilmen Mike Woolston and Bill Scearce.

But part of the report that was never made public apparently pertained to former city manager Mark Rohr, who was fired shortly after the council viewed the report.