Joplin Police Department addresses rumors of planned riots

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JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin Police address rumors of planned riots in the city this weekend.

They released the following:

“The Joplin Police Department has received numerous calls with concerns regarding planned riots in the City of Joplin this weekend. The Joplin Police Department has been actively monitoring the situation and we are working closely with other law enforcement agencies in the region. As of this point in time, we have not received any CREDIBLE information that rioting is being planned. Our agency has been working closely with local organizations, businesses and community leaders on planned events. These events have been planned to be peaceful in nature. The Joplin Police Department prides itself on providing a safe environment for its citizens, businesses and visitors to the city. As usual, if anyone has information regarding criminal activity, please contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131.”