Wrongfully convicted man sues Kansas County for $93 million

Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit is suing the county where he was convicted and a former police officer for $93 million

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – A Kansas man who served 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit is seeking $93 million in damages from the county where he was convicted and a former detective, according to he trapped him.

Lamonte McIntyre, 45, and his mother allege in a 2018 lawsuit that the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, is responsible for the actions of the former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski and other officers involved in his pursuit.

A federal judge on Thursday set a trial for Nov. 7 in the civil case. The Unified Government wants the trial moved to Wichita due to heavy publicity in the Kansas City area, KCUR reported.

McIntyre’s mother is also looking for $30 million. She and her son allege Golubski forced her to have sex, then charged McIntyre with a double homicide in 1994 because she rejected the detective’s later sexual advances.

They also allege that Golubski abused black women for years and that many officers were aware of his conduct. The pre-trial orders include the initials of 73 women.

Golubski denies the allegations and asked that they not be allowed as evidence in the case. If the allegations are accepted, he will argue that he was a good officer during his career from 1975 until 2010, when he retired, according to his lawyers’ statement.

McIntyre was released from prison in 2017 after a local prosecutor asked the court to overturn his convictions and drop all charges. In 2020, he received a certificate of innocence and $1.5 million from the state.

McIntyre, who now lives in Arizona, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and suffered other negative emotional impacts from his imprisonment, according to the lawsuit.

Her mother was also diagnosed with PTSD and sought psychological treatment for 17 years, according to the lawsuit.

The local government argues that even if the allegations of misconduct are proven, it is not responsible because the officers’ actions were outside the scope of their jobs. He also denies that the police chief knew of the alleged misconduct.

ABC News

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