Today we learned of an anti-climax to KCK social justice activism . . . An ALLEGEDLY dirty cop isn't likely to last much longer, is too sick for jail and the case against him will probably never make it to trial.
Here's the money line and a hit that this whole story might just be bad theater . . .
Ultimately, it appears that it came down to Golubski's health. The 69-year-old has renal failure, just had a heart bypass this spring and is insulin-dependent.
Schwartz said if the charges had been filed when he had fewer health concerns or when he was still a police officer, he would pose a different risk and might have remained in jail.
Instead, Golubski will be under house arrest. He will only be allowed to go to doctor's appointments, church, meetings with his attorney and court hearings. He has to stay in Kansas, with the exception of one doctor's appointment in Missouri, which he may be able to attend.
Golubski will be required to wear an ankle monitor and will not be allowed to have any firearms, the judge said.
"Golubski is free because he's white. Golubski's free because he's a cop, Golubski is free because our system is racist,” Lucas Behrens, MORE2 Community Organizer, said. "It is the court choosing to value Golubski's life over the lives of his victims."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski has been released from custody Monday after he was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week. Golubski was indicted by a federal grand jury on six charges of deprivation of civil rights.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A federal judge ruled Monday that former Kansas City, Kansas, detective Roger Golubski can remain free during pre-trial court proceedings. During a detention hearing, Golubski lawyers cited his medical conditions and U.S. Magistrate Judge Rachel Schwartz ruled that the risk Golubski poses to the community is different now than in previous years.
A federal magistrate judge in Topeka released former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski to home detention Monday, finding that prosecutors had not met their burden that he represents a danger to the community. U.S. Magistrate Judge Rachel E. Schwartz made the finding even as she acknowledged that the indictment of Golubski contained "allegations of reprehensible conduct."
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