A former detective is being investigated by federal prosecutors after charges that he sexually exploited Black women, threatened other Black people, and committed a host of other crimes, according to a recent report.
Roger Golubski, a former high-ranking detective with the Kansas City Police Department, has been accused of sexual assault, retaliation, and corruption, according to CNN. Golubski is accused of framing a Black man for two murders for which he was ultimately acquitted.
The claims had swirled around the Kansas City area where Golubski worked for 35 years, but they just recently came to light after a wrongful accused Black man, Lamonte McIntyre, was exonerated.
It also caught the attention of Team Roc, the social justice movement founded by artist Jay-Z. This month, the group ran an ad in the Washington Post urging the US Attorney’s Office to investigate the police department’s misconduct.
In an ad addressed to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, Team Roc stated, “Racism and corruption have resulted to one of the worst examples of abuse of power in US history.”
“A law enforcement person of your status and expertise should not be surprised by that.” You realize better than most that the ‘blue wall of silence’ prevents officers from turning on fellow cops, and that asking a state to investigate itself is the fastest way to avoid discovering the truth.’”
Golubski was a captain when he retired in 2010. For several years, the city’s newspaper has been lobbying for Golubski’s charges to be investigated.
Federal prosecutors have been covertly hearing testimony about Golubski’s conduct since August, according to CNN sources.
Golubski’s former partner, other law enforcement colleagues, and one of his ex-wives are among the witnesses. One of the cops testified about stepping into the police station and saw Golubski having sex with a lady.
The claims against Golubski were originally investigated in 2016, following a review of McIntyre’s double-murder conviction, according to reports. In a case in which Golubski was one of the key detectives, a 17-year-old McIntyre was sentenced.
Rose McIntyre said that Golubski sexually abused her in the late 1980s and subsequently framed her son for the killings after she turned down his advances. McIntyre was released in 2017 after serving 23 years in prison.
The McIntrye family later sued Golubski and other cops in civil court.
Golubski was described as a crooked cop by many witnesses in the civil action. According to one witness, the former detective had a thing for Black prostitutes and used his badge to get sex and information out of them. According to the lawsuit, Golubski took narcotics and money from a local drug lord in exchange for his quiet, then used them to exploit prostitutes.
Lamont McIntyre’s mother claimed she had nightmares when Golubski dragged her to his office and forced her to have oral sex against her will in the 1980s.
In a sworn testimony, Rose McIntyre stated that she had to change her phone number after receiving continuous calls from Golubski. In 2020, Lamont McIntyre was paid $1.5 million in a settlement for his wrongful conviction.
The editorial board of the Kansas Star has campaigned for action against Golubski since the release of Lamont McIntyre. In the unsolved murders of six Black women, one columnist claimed he was “the common denominator.” Golubski has been accused of rape for decades, according to the publication.
According to CNN, Golubski repeatedly cited his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination during a civil court deposition last year.
Jay-Team Z’s Roc has launched a lawsuit against the Kansas City Police Department in order to get complaints about Golubski and other cops.