KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lamonte McIntyre, a man who was wrongfully convicted in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1994, will receive $12.5 million as part of a settlement with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.
McIntyre, who was released in 2017 after serving 23 years in prison, was seeking more than $100 million from the UG and the city's police department.
The UG commissioners voted Thursday night to approve the settlement, according to his attorney.
In the lawsuit, he claimed KCK police detective Roger Golubski framed him after his mother refused sexual advances, among other things.
The KCK Police Department released a statement on behalf of the UG.
The Board of Commissioners of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS (Unified Government) voted to approve a settlement agreement resolving all claims by Lamonte McIntyre and Rose McIntyre against the UG and several former officers of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department for $12.5 million. The settlement does not include an admission of liability. The Board of Commissioners approved the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay the costs of the Settlement.
The Unified Government acknowledges the impact of the incarceration on Mr. McIntyre and his family. The Unified Government approved the settlement and payment hoping this difficult chapter can be closed.
McIntyre's attorney, Michael Abrams, sent KSHB 41 News the following statement.
Lamonte McIntyre was first arrested 28 years, 2 months and 15 days ago for a double homicide that he had nothing to do with. Lamonte now hopes to put this painful chapter behind him and move forward with his life. He is grateful for those who have supported him and for those who brought forward the truth. Lamonte remains deeply committed to the cause of justice, particularly in Wyandotte County, and will continue to be a voice for those who have suffered wrongful convictions or other injustices.