Kansas cops can't have sex during traffic stops

The new law bans sexual relations "during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained."

Kansas was one of 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn't a crime.

That came as a surprise to members of the House Judiciary Committee, who got the new law passed in a bundled bill with several other law-enforcement measures. Gov. Jeff Colyer signed it into law Thursday.

She said it spun off the case of Lamonte McIntyre, a Kansas City, Kan., man released last year after spending 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit.

The investigation in that case led to multiple affidavits alleging that the detective who made the arrest, Roger Golubski, had a long history of coercing sex from women in Kansas City's black community by threatening to arrest them or their relatives if they didn't comply.

Holscher said she was also moved by a case in New York where a teenager claimed she had been raped by two police officers in the back of their van, but no charges were filed because the officers claimed the sex was consensual and therefore legal.

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12 Responses:

  1. Sheila Marie says:

    Well there goes the last reason I had to ever drive through Kansas.

  2. thielges says:

    That begs the question of what are the remining 32 states where cops can still trade leniency for sex.

  3. ennui says:

    if they make it against the law to have "sex" during traffic stops, then only criminals will be having sex during traffic stops... did they think about that?

  4. Tara Li says:

    I would expect the other 32 states would simply prosecute it as "abuse of authority", if not "rape" since consent in such a case is very questionable.

    • jwz says:

      You'd expect that? Would you really?

      • Tara Li says:

        Call me an incurable optimist. It's why I prefer The Orville to ST:Discovery.

    • Kyle Huff says:

      You might expect that, but the courts always take the word of the cops over the accuser unless there's video.

    • ennui says:

      the same courts that prosecute cops for homicide during traffic stops?

      "Your honor, she was reaching for her genitals, it was the only possible response in the moment..."

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