Lawsuit Accuses Kansas City Cop of Decades of Extortion, Sex Abuse and Wrongful Imprisonment
Detective Roger Golubski of Kansas City PD is accused of extorting poor black women for sexual favors and retaliating against one woman who refused him by framing her son for a double homicide.
After being wrongfully convicted of two homicides and spending 23 years in prison, Lamonte McIntyre finally walked free in 2017 thanks to the help of the Midwest Innocence Project. Now attorneys for Lamont and his mother Rose Lee McIntyre are suing Kansas City Detective Roger Golubski alleging he forced Rose Lee to perform sexual favors and when she moved away from the detective, Golubski framed her son Lamonte McIntyre as retaliation.
McIntyre was convicted of the 1994 double homicide of Donald Ewing and Doniel Quinn who were shot in broad daylight while sitting in their car on a street in Kansas City.
According to the Midwest Innocence Project, the investigation was “hasty and superficial” and police spent less than 20 minutes interviewing witnesses. McIntyre was convicted and sentenced to two life terms despite zero physical evidence, McIntyre did not know the victims, the state never presented a motive, no weapon was found linking McIntyre to the murders and no requests for a search warrant of Lamonte’s home, person or clothing.
On October 13th, 2017, McIntyre’s lawyers won an evidentiary hearing to rehear McIntyre’s case. A day and a half into the hearing the District Attorney moved to vacate the conviction and dismissed all charges against McIntyre.
Almost exactly a year later on October 11, 2018, the McIntyre family filed the lawsuit against Detective Golubski and 30 other individuals, some now deceased and some unnamed. The counts named in the lawsuit include malicious prosecution, deprivation of liberty without due process of law, negligence, intent to inflict harm and more.
Sexual Extortion of Vulnerable Women
Rose McIntyre alleges in the 80s her and her boyfriend were in a car outside of a nightclub when Golubski pulled up and threatened to arrest the two. Golubski offered McIntyre a way out, to meet him at his office late at night. McIntyre says she complied though it sickened her because she feared they would be incarcerated.
“This was a forced act and I submitted only because I was afraid that Golubski would arrest my boyfriend or me,” Rose McIntyre said.
McIntyre says another officer walked in on them but quickly shut the door and walked away.
‘”Rose, a working single mother raising five children, had never been arrested and unwillingly endured his assault out of fear. But Golubski wanted more—a long-term sexual arrangement. He harassed her for weeks, calling her two or three times a day. Rose was afraid to confront him and say “no,” so she got rid of him by moving and changing her phone number,”‘ the lawsuit states.
Retaliation by Framing Lamonte McIntyre for Murder
When victims Ewing and Quinn were murdered by a drug enforcer known as “Monster” in 1994 Golubski used the murder to retaliate and framed Lamonte McIntyre for the double homicide, soliciting the help of other officers to do so.
“Shortly after the shooting, Golubski and a partner, Defendant James Krstolich, used coercion or suggestion to pressure a witness who lived down the street to identify Lamonte McIntyre in a photographic lineup. The witness, Ruby Mitchell, knew Golubski and feared him. On the way to the police station, Golubski made threatening sexual comments. Ruby Mitchell succumbed to the detectives’ pressure and gave a brief taped statement falsely identifying McIntyre’s photo from an unduly suggestive array. Golubski and Kristolich also fed Mitchell Lamonte McIntyre’s name and pressured her to misrepresent that she knew McIntyre and that his name had originated with her. Based solely on this false identification, Lamonte was arrested six hours after the homicides. Years later, the witness admitted that Lamonte McIntyre did not resemble the real killer.”
Golubski and another defendant named in the case, Detective Dennis Ware, coerced a second eyewitness, Niko Quinn, through intimidation to falsely identify Lamonte McIntyre.
At least one of the witnesses admitted a year later that she had lied under oath due to police pressure and identified Monster as the shooter. However, multiple police officials continued to ignore Rose McIntyre’s plea for a thorough investigation into the evidence and conspired to frame Lamonte McIntyre for the murders despite a lack of evidence and forced testimony.
History of Sexual Extortion and Abusing Police Authority
Golubski’s treatment of the McIntyre family was not an isolated incident according to the lawsuit. Golubski used his badge to “extort sexual favors from poor black women” and coerced and manipulated the women into giving false testimony to close his cases. The lawsuit alleges this happened with the full knowledge of Golubski’s superiors, including his partner Terry Zeigler who is now the Kansas City police chief.
Golubski also allegedly manipulated the women by promising to clear arrests, or by providing drugs to addicts.
KCTV published statements from women targeted by Golubski but withheld their names to protect their identity.
“Golubski was so powerful that I don’t think some of us would have felt comfortable saying “no” or turning down his requests for sexual favors.”
“Detective Golubski would pull them over, take cash from the man and get sex from the woman. Golubski’s badge gave him leverage over people to get what/ he wanted.”
“When Golubski or any other officers came to the Bottoms, we knew we had a choice of providing sexual services or getting arrested.”
“If you did not provide what he wanted (oral sex) then he took you to jail. That was simply understood.”
“He was viewed throughout the community as a “dirty cop” and people avoided him whenever possible.”
“We all knew he could do anything to anyone and people frequently said he would “put a case” on those he wanted to target.”
A retired FBI agent investigated the Golubski allegations and backed up the claims of the McIntyre family saying, “the women complied with his demands because they knew they would be arrested if they said no.”
A team of investigators from multiple Innocence Project chapters and the Centurion Ministries of Princeton, New Jersey form the bulk of the McIntyre’s legal team.
Golubski retired seven years ago after 35 years working for the Kansas City, KS Police Department. He has not spoken publicly about the allegations.
Current Kansas City Police Cheif Terry Zeigler suggested the FBI look into the allegations.
“I think somebody should take a look at the entire homicide file, the entire case file. The allegations against Golubski, it all needs to be looked at. The KCKPD is not in a position to do that. It needs to be someone like the KBI or the FBI,” Zeigler said.