KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is responding to a recent CNN report stating federal prosecutors have been conducting an ongoing criminal grand jury investigation of retired detective Roger Golubski.
Golubski is accused of framing an innocent Black man for a homicide he didn’t commit. Multiple people have also come forward saying he used his position of authority to prey on women.
“Since 2019, the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department has been responding to subpoenas from the FBI regarding allegations made against Roger Golubski,” the department said in a statement sent to FOX4 Thursday afternoon.
“Despite many inquiries from both the public and media over the past three years, we did not disclose our cooperation with the investigation out of concern that it could interfere with the work of federal authorities.”
Last month a social justice group founded by rapper Jay-Z, and others, sued KCKPD in an effort to get records involving misconduct claims against a number of officers.
A petition filed in Wyandotte County court said the department refused to turn over documents, even after open records requests were submitted for the public information.
This past summer, an activist organization called the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity asked Mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County David Alvey to call for the FBI or KBI to investigate the department and Golubski.
Alvey released a statement late Thursday afternoon stating “the UG has been cooperating with various federal agency inquiries into these matters since 2019, providing any and all information requested by appropriate federal authorities. In order to protect the integrity of this investigation, the UG has not commented publicly on the status or content of these inquiries.”
“The UG will continue to assist federal, state, and local authorities on any external investigations or inquiries involving KCKPD, providing any and all information requested. I encourage the community to also assist by providing any new or relevant information they may have involving any unsolved cases or other matters for review.”
Alvey said he wants to assure the community that the UG will continue to help authorities in their investigation.
“Our community deserves that the truth be known and justice be done, no matter how or when it occurs,” he said.
FOX4 will have more on the FBI’s investigation tonight on FOX4 News at 5 & 6.