Justice for Wyandotte

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about us

​KCK is not only suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic but also an epidemic of fear, violence, and intergenerational trauma due to abuse and coverups of our law enforcement officers, which have become so endemic to the Unified Government that faith leaders are calling it a plague. 

DEMANDS

  • KBI to charge retired KCKPD detective Roger Golubski!

  • Governor Kelly to release John Keith Calvin from prison!

  • D. A. Dupree investigate all convictions and cold cases fitting the victimology of retired KCKPD detective Roger Golubski! (Us Justice Department Letter

  • Mayor Alvey & Administrator Bach join us in making these 3 requests or resign

CALL TO ACTION

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

VOLUNTEER

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August 27th, 6:30-8pm

Join Khadijah Hardaway and the Muslim Community of KC at 701 N. 7th Street, KCK to demand Justice for Wyandotte! Click here for details.

After generations of abuse at the hands of police, our community is in need of a champion. One who works on our behalf to speak truth to power, demand justice, and build structures of accountability. Khadijah Hardaway has shown that she has the passion, the talent, and the experience to be our champion.

 

Our community needs her, and she needs us. Khadijah has answered the call to Radical Solidarity. Today, we respond with a financial show of support for Khadijah, our champion, the one who works on our behalf. What monthly amount can you donate to support her? To support your own better future?

Solidarity teaches us that what is done to one of us is done to all of us. Your money is already standing with your landlord, your mortgage lender, with BPU, Evergy, Google Fiber, Spectrum, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and so many more. This is your opportunity to put your money back into your community. Invest in justice. Invest in Khadijah Hardaway.

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PROTEST

history

August of 2018, the community demanded the following:

  • Calling for victims to come forward

  • Investigation into retired Wyandotte County, Police Detective Roger Golubski for police misconduct. 

  • Form the Conviction Integrity Unit and Independent Bilingual Hotline for victims to have a safe place to tell their stories. 

  • Form an Independent Police Review Board, free of Wyandotte County Fraternal Order of Police Union and Wyandotte County Police Department. 

  • Release of John Keith Calvin from prison for a murder he did not commit. Melvin White committed and confessed on KCTV5 and in an affidavit, saying that he would murder John Coates again if he had the chance. (Reportedly, John and Melvin were fighting over the same woman.) Melvin took a plea deal, got a shorter sentence, and has been walking free for years. But John Keith Calvin is still locked up, has now developed cancer, and sends all his prison work paychecks to a lawyer who is working on his case. 

  • Exoneration of Lamonte McIntyre, after his mother refused Golubski's advances and moved to a new address to avoid him. Golubski arrested 3 of her family members as suspects in a double homicide. Lamonte was one of the three, and he was wrongfully convicted and spent 23 years in prison fighting the false charge before he was exonerated. His lawsuit names many other KCKPD officers' involvements, none of them have been held accountable. October 12, 2017, LeMonte McIntyre was exonerated. 

 

On August 31, the Conviction Integrity United was funded for $162,000 to fund three positions within the District Attorney’s Office under the direction of Mark Dupree (“Dupree”). 
 

After a month of protests and calling for the resignation of (now-retired) Police Chief Terry Ziegler, who was the former partner to Golubski and was allegedly present during Golubski's criminal activities against citizens, Marcus Winn, MORE2's Organizer and I participated in a scheduled meeting with Mayor David Alvey on September 9, 2019, demanding the resignation of Ziegler. Mayor Alvey claimed he had no power in the firing of the Police Chief and that decision was the authority of the County Administrator, Douglas Bach. Ziegler retired two days later, September 11, 2019. Ziegler was replaced by Deputy Police Chief Michael York.

 
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation earlier in 2019 into whether Ziegler had “double dipped” when he took time off to work on a lake house property he leased from the Unified Government. The investigation was turned over to Dupree’s office in Wyandotte County on May 2019. For months Ziegler lived in the house at Wyandotte Lake Park under a handshake deal with Unified Government officials that allowed him to pay little rent in return for making repairs to the property. County Administrator Doug Bach and officials put the lease in writing after a citizen inquired about it. 


Following Ziegler's retirement community leaders made the following demands: 

  • Investigation into Retired Detective Golubski, 

  • Independent Bi-Lingual hotline for victims to have a safe place to tell their stories, 

  • Community-wide input for the next Police Chief, and 

  • Community Oversight Board not to include the Fraternal Order of Police.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police and it sparked a world-wide uproar and movement against police brutality and racial injustices in the United States. Kansas City, KS (Wyandotte County) citizens are taking advantage of this moment in time to rewrite history by standing in solidarity and demanding Justice! 


On June 8, 2020, Mayor Alvey announced members of a Task Force on Community and Police Relations to operate only in advisory capacity. Mayor Alvey stated this task force has no authority to make changes to any laws or legislation. This advice is good and healthy for the powers and authority who reign in elected positions without any punishment. However, the Wyandotte Community wants justice now! 


On June 26, 2020, after a month of protests in front of the Wyandotte County Unified Government, District Attorney Mark Dupree announced an expansion of the Conviction Integrity Unit to investigate complaints of police misconduct. The current part-time investigator in the Conviction Integrity Unit would become full-time and an additional investigator will be hired. Both investigators will be law enforcement officers, according to the D.A. Office. 


On Thursday, July 16, 2020, county leaders allocated $48,000 in 2020 and $165,000 in 2021 to fund one and a half positions in Dupree’s office. 

Press

Wyandotte Daily - "State sexual assault criminal investigation into former KCK police officer sent to federal authorities"

KSHB - "Kansas legislators seek investigation into former KCK detective"

KCTV5 - "Retired Kansas City, KS detective accused of sex abuse, corruption"
 

KMBC - "Kansas legislators seek investigation into former detective"

CBS News - "Prosecutor wants help investigating former detective in Kansas"

Racism within the force:

KC Star - "Police officer says ‘rampant racism and sexism’ are allowed in KCK department: lawsuit"

KCUR - "Kansas City, Kansas, Police Officer Sues The City For 'Rampant' Racism And Sexism"

KC Star - "Lawsuit: KCK Police retaliated against minority employees seeking equal pay"

Roger Golubski Abuse and Lamonte McIntyre Wrongful Conviction:

KMBC"Ex-police chaplain says he quit after working with detective named in Lamonte McIntyre lawsuit"

 

Fox 4 - "KCK police chief responds to lawsuit accusing former detective of misconduct"

KCTV 5 - "McIntyre v. Wyandotte County Unified Government"

KCUR - "Wyandotte County Man Sues Police, City For Sexual Coercion, False Evidence"

 

KC Star - "Judge’s ruling lets KCK police corruption lawsuit by wrongfully convicted man proceed"


John Keith Calvin Wrongful Imprisonment:
 

KCTV 5 - "Support for man serving life sentence grows"

KCKPD Chief Forced to Resign:

KC Star - "‘It has been an honor’: KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler announces plan to retire"

 

KC Star - "Faith group protests alleged sexual abuse by KCK police, demands firing of chief"

 

Inaction from Mayor Alvey:
 

KC Star - "As tensions simmer between Wyandotte County DA and police, where is the mayor?"