A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit has filed a lawsuit against the city and police.
In 1994, Lamonte McIntyre, who was 17 at the time, was found guilty of shooting two men in a crime-ridden neighborhood. There wasn’t any physical evidence that linked him to the crime because he didn’t even know the two men. He was released from prison last year after the district attorney discovered that he endured a manifest injustice in the case.
According to the lawsuit, the actions of Detective Roger Golubski are to blame for McIntyre’s wrongful conviction. He was known for using his power to exploit vulnerable black women and coerced McIntyre’s mother, Rose Lee McIntyre, into oral sex in a police station after a traffic stop. When she denied his additional advances, so he harassed her so much that she moved and changed her phone number.
When the shootings of Doniel Quinn and 34-year-old Donald Ewing occurred, Golubski targeted her son, even though he didn’t match the initial witness descriptions. The lawsuit alleges that Golubski helped one witness find an apartment in exchange for falsely identifying the teen and threatened to take another’s children away if she didn’t testify.
The lawsuit claims that the real killer was a drug enforcer known as “Monster.” Golubski allegedly worked with him and other drug kingpins in exchange for money or drugs, which he used to buy sex.
“With the full knowledge of KCKPD supervisors, including his former partner, current KCKPD police chief Terry Zeigler, Golubski forced his victims to submit to sexual acts, through physical force or with threats of arrest or harm to them or their loved ones,” the lawsuit said.
McIntyre and his mother are asking for a jury trial and seeking compensatory and punitive damages.