The prosecutor who sent serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to prison denies Milwaukee police were slow to catch him because they were homophobic and racist.
Former Milwaukee D.A. Michael McCann rejected Netflix's portrayal of Milwaukee cops as racist and homophobic in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
McCann tells TMZ, the notion that Milwaukee officers turned a blind eye to Dahmer's victims because they were gay and Black is ludicrous.
But Dahmer's neighbor, Glenda Cleveland (played by Niecy Nash in the Netflix film starring Evan Peters), alerted Milwaukee PD to strange sounds and odors coming from Dahmer's apartment multiple times before he was finally captured. Many believe cops ignored her because she was Black.
On May 26, 1991, Dahmer enticed a 14-year-old Lao boy named Konaral Sinthasomphone to his apartment. Dahmer drugged the boy with pills before drilling a small hole in his skull and injecting hydrochloric acid.
Sinthasomphone managed to escape apartment 213. He was naked and heavily sedated when he was spotted by three concerned Black women who called 911.
Over the women's objections, police returned the frightened boy to Dahmer who killed him later that night.
The officers who returned with the boy to Dahmer's residence said the apartment was tidy. They did notice a foul odor — from another male victim decomposing on the floor of Dahmer's bedroom. But the cops didn't go into the bedroom.
McCann said Dahmer simply didn't leave a lot of evidence lying around his apartment for police to find.
McCann acknowledges racism and homophobia generally has been a problem historically in law enforcement, but he is still adamant that it played no role in how officers handled Dahmer.
Twitter users accused Netflix of romanticizing Dahmer who killed and ate 17 mostly Black, gay men.
They say Dahmer would not have gone on a killing spree if society was more tolerant of homosexuals back then.