KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) – Protesters marched in Kansas City, Kansas, Wednesday afternoon in an effort to push city leaders to fire Police Chief Terry Zeigler.
Organizers of the event say that move is one of three reasons to hold the march.
They claim Zeigler is tainted through his history as the partner of disgraced former Kansas City Kansas Police Department Detective Roger Golubski. Golubski worked for KCKPD for decades, eventually becoming a captain.
He worked a case where a man spent 23 years wrongfully imprisoned. When that case went back to court, a representative with the innocence project told a judge Golubski was the most crooked cop they had come in cross in 30 years.
The march organizers’ question if other cases Golubski was involved with could have had questionable outcomes and want a full investigation of the department and Golubski.
Such an inquiry has been discussed, but it's tough to see that any progress has been made.
The KBI promised to investigate, with even Zeigler saying it needs to happen. Many consider that been window dressing, however, and now want the Department of Justice or the FBI to take over.
The final demand is the creations of a hotline woman can call to a report if they have had any problems with Golubski or the department in general.
Golubski declined to speak with KCTV5 News about the allegations Wednesday.
Wednesday evening, the KCKPD released a statement on the march, saying in part that the department, "has already made statements regarding the lawsuits filed against the Department and will not be making any further comments on those issues."
They continued to say that the department,"will cooperate with any outside investigation as we are confident we meet or exceed currently accepted practices/standards in law enforcement regarding how we handle citizen complaints through the Internal Affairs process."