Kansas man Lamonte McIntyre served 23 years in prison for murders that he did not commit. Last week, a federal judge ruled that McIntyre can proceed with most of the claims in his lawsuit against Wyandotte County, Kansas City, and Roger Golubski, the corrupt police officer who framed him.
McIntyre’s wrongful conviction has been extensively covered by The Kansas City Star , Injustice Watch , and The New York Times . McIntyre was also represented by the Midwest Innocence Project , a group that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through DNA testing.
On April 15, 1994, Doniel Quinn and Donald Ewing were murdered while they sat in a parked Cadillac in Kansas City. One of the officers who responded to the scene was Roger Golubski. At least two retired officers, former officer Ruby Ellington and former detective Timothy Maskill , attested in separate affidavits that a corrupt Golubski had a thing for sleeping with “black, drug-addicted prostitutes” and other vulnerable black women in the area. Many in the department were well aware of his indiscretions.
Among those solicited by Golubski was Rosie McIntyre, McIntyre’s mom. Rosie alleged that Golubski, who had a history of harassing the women who turned him down, retaliated against her rejection by framing her son for murder. After Rosie declined to have a continuous sexual relationship with Golubski, according to her own affidavit, he created false reports to implicate McIntyre.
Despite no DNA tying McIntyre to the scene and despite having no motivation to kill—McIntyre did not even […]