KANSAS CITY, Kan. –A lawsuit filed in federal court in Kansas alleges that a former KCK police detective extorted sexual favors from poor black women and coerced them into providing false evidence.
The lawsuit filed by Lamonte McIntyre and his mother, Rose McIntyre, alleges that KCK Det. Roger Golubski tried to force Rose into a sexual relationship, and when she refused, he framed her son, Lamonte for murder.
The lawsuit also says current KCK Police Chief Terry Ziegler and other supervisors knew it was all happening.
McIntyre was released from prison last year after serving 23 years in prison for a 1994 double murder that he did not commit.
The lawsuit alleges that several years before the murders, Golubski tried to force Rose McIntyre to submit to a sex act by threatening to arrest her and her then- boyfriend. Rose McIntyre was allegedly assaulted by Golubski at the police station.
Rose McIntyre refused further contact with Golubski, and Lamonte was framed for a crime he didn’t commit as payback, according to the suit.
The lawsuit alleges that a drug dealer, known by the street name “Monster,” was actually responsible for the double homicide that claimed the lives of Donald Ewing and Doniel Quinn.
The lawsuit claims two witnesses were pressured into making false statements identifying McIntyre as the killer. In addition to the false statements, a third eyewitness was never interviewed.
Lamonte McIntyre was arrested hours after the murder and detectives working the case refused to collect basic evidence, such as fingerprints and clothing. They also refused to search Rose McIntyre’s home, even though she invited them to do so.
Golubski, who retired from law enforcement in 2016, is alleged to have fixed tickets and made warrants disappear in exchange for sex.
The lawsuit states that the abuse of black women was so widespread that the squad room openly joked about Golubski’s mistreatment of black women.
An attorney for McIntyre released a statement saying, in part, “Just under a year ago, Lamonte McIntyre was released from prison after 23 years of wrongful confinement for a double homicide that he had nothing to do with and knew nothing about. Today, we are taking the next step in seeking justice for Lamonte and his mother, Rose McIntyre … The allegations in the lawsuit speak for themselves.”
The KCK Police Department said Thursday evening that they are reviewing the lawsuit and will release a comment Friday.
The Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office declined to comment.