KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- We're just now getting a first look an explosive lawsuit against the city of Kansas City, Kansas, which accuses the city and its police department of allowing its officers to abuse their power, plant evidence, and use sex to control the outcome of major cases.

The lawsuit stems from the Lamonte McIntyre case, a man who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

The 51 pages accuse the department of knowing officers preyed on and manipulated an entire community but that they did nothing about it.

It said what happened to McIntyre was systematic and went on for decades.

Detective Roger Golubski is mentioned more than 200 times in a lawsuit.

McIntyre's legal team is now condemning the police department who wrongly put him in prison. They are suing Wyandotte County and the officer who participated in the case. They are even suing the estates of the detectives who have since died.

Most of the focus is one detective, Golubski, who eventually became a captain. He is now retired. It says he was a predator who gave women a terrible choice of sex or jail.

The lawsuit said:

"For decades, the Kansas City Police Department (KCKPD) permitted Detective Roger Golubski to terrorize an entire community — by using his badge to extort sexual favors from poor black women and by coercing and manipulating those women into providing fabricated evidence to close his cases. With the full knowledge of KCKPD supervisors, including his former partner, current KCKPD police chief Terry Zeigler, Golubski forced his victims to submit to sexual acts, through physical force or with threats of arrest or harm to them or their loved ones.”

The lawsuit demands a jury trial to compensate McIntrye for losing 23 years of freedom and compensate his mother who said she was a victim of Golubski's sexual extortion.

The timing of this lawsuit is significant, as it is almost at the one anniversary of when McIntyre was finally freed.

KCTV5 News has reached out to Police Chief Terry Zeigler for comment. At the time of publication, we had not heard back.

We will have much more information on KCTV5 News at 10 p.m. and the full lawsuit can be read below.

In the past, we have reached out multiple times for comment from former detective Roger Golubski. He has declined to respond each time.

Because of McIntyre's case and others like it, the Kansas legislature passed a bill to compensate those who have been wrongly imprisoned.

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