JPD, City and Officer Sued Over Crash Blamed on Distracted Officer

JPD, City and Officer Sued Over Crash Blamed on Distracted Officer
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A Joplin police officer, the police department and city of Joplin are named in a lawsuit over a crash at 20th and Joplin streets that happened back in June of 2016. The lawsuit filed in April is for medical damages and pain and suffering of the driver of a Jeep hit in a T-bone crash where the officer ran a red light according to the police report. It’s not the only time the department has been sued over a distracted officer’s involvement in a crash. The story on tonight’s news.