Federal government investigates retired Kansas police officer accused of decades of embezzlement, including targeting vulnerable black women, blaming son of woman for rejecting him
Federal prosecutors are investigating a retired detective over allegations he black women sexually exploited, terrorized other black residents and numerous other misconduct, a recent report revealed.
Former senior detective with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, CNN, Roger Golubski has been charged with sexual assault, retaliation and bribery. In one incident, Golubski allegedly accused a black man of two murders of which he was later acquitted.
The allegations circled the Kansas City neighborhood where Golubski worked for 35 years, but only recently emerged after a falsely accused black man, Lamonte McIntyre, was exonerated.
It also caught the eye of rapper Jay-Z’s social justice organization, Team Roc. The group placed an ad in the Washington Post this month calling on the US attorney’s office to take action against corruption in the police department.
“Racism and corruption have led to one of the worst instances of abuse of power in US history,” Team Roc said in the announcement to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta.
âIt shouldn’t come as a surprise to a law enforcement official of your stature and experience. You understand better than most that the ‘blue wall of silence’ will prevent cops from turning on other cops, and ask for a state to investigate itself is the fastest way to avoid finding out the truth. â
Golubski retired in 2010 as captain. The city newspaper has been mobilizing for the allegations against Golubski to be addressed for several years.
Sources Recount CNN federal prosecutors have been secretly hearing testimony about Golubski’s conduct since August.
Witnesses include Golubski’s former partner, other law enforcement colleagues and one of his ex-wives. One of the officers testified that he stepped on Golubski having sex with a woman at the police station.
There are reports that the allegations against Golubski were first examined under a microscope in 2016, after a review of McIntyre’s double murder conviction. A 17-year-old McIntyre has been convicted in a case where Golubski was one of the top detectives.
McIntyre’s mother Rose alleged that Golubski sexually assaulted her in the late 1980s and then accused her son of murder when she rejected his advances. After being incarcerated for 23 years, McIntyre was released in 2017.
The McIntrye family then filed a civil lawsuit against Golubski and other officers.
Many witnesses in the civil case described Golubski as a corrupt cop. A witness alleged that the retired detective had an affinity for black prostitutes and used his badge for sex and information. The lawsuit also accused Golubski of taking drugs and money from a local drug lord for his silence, only to then use them to exploit prostitutes.
Lamont McIntyre’s mother said she had nightmares after Golubski forced her to come to her office in the 1980s and gave her a blowjob against her will.
Rose McIntyre then had to change her number after receiving repeated calls from Golubski, she said in an affidavit under oath. Lamont McIntyre was awarded $ 1.5 million to settle a lawsuit for his wrongful conviction in 2020.
Since Lamont McIntyre’s release, the Kansas Star Editorial Board has press for action against Golubski. One columnist wrote that he was “the common denominator” in the unsolved murders of six black women. The newspaper recounted decades of rape allegations against Golubski.
CNN reports that during a deposition in a civil court last year, Golubski repeatedly invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination, pleading the fifth.
Jay-Z’s Roc team recently filed a lawsuit against the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department for alleged misconduct complaints against Golubski and other officers.