BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A coalition of Kansas lawmakers, religious leaders and racial justice advocates called Thursday for an investigation into a retired white police detective accused of preying on Black women for sex over decades and framing for murder the son of one of them.
A letter signed by 27 state lawmakers from both parties was sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigations asking them to immediately investigate former detective Roger Golubski and other members of the police force who were involved in the allegations of “sexual abuse of women, malicious actions toward citizens, and framing of individuals for crimes they did not commit.”
The letter contends the allegations show “a pattern of abuse toward poor, minority residents,” and says Golubski has not been held accountable.
Joining the lawmakers in signing the letter are several community partners, including the Kansas Inter Faith Action, Mainstream Coalition, Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity, among others.
A KBI spokeswoman said the agency had just recently seen the letter and would comment later.