KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Five women who say they were sexually assaulted or harassed by one former A Kansas City, Kansas, detective filed a lawsuit Friday accusing the government of allowing police corruption to flourish for years.
The Kansas City Star Reports The federal lawsuit says the combined government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, allowed its officials to “terrorize, abuse and harm” Black residents through a pattern of misconduct and assault without any disciplinary action or investigation were initiated.
The government declined to comment because of the pending litigation, and an attorney for former Detective Roger Golubski told the newspaper he could not comment because he had not read the lawsuit.
Golubski is accused by federal prosecutors and civil rights groups of targeting black citizens and sexually harassing black women and girls in Kansas City, Kansas, for years.
He is currently under house arrest and two charges are being filed against him sexually abused and kidnapped a woman and a teenager between 1998 and 2002, and he was part of it a sex trafficking ring on underage girls in Kansas City, Kansas, between 1996 and 1998.
Golubski pleaded not guilty to all charges. The next hearing in the criminal cases is scheduled for November 21, but no trial dates have been set.
Four of the five plaintiffs claim Golubski sexually assaulted or stalked them. One said the detective raped her in the back seat of his unmarked police car in 1992.
The lawsuit says Golubski made fun of one of the women when she said she was going to file a complaint against him. In response to the lawsuit, Golubski said: “Report me to who, the police? I am the police.”
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