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Vick, McDonald

(born: 1955) 

In February 2006, the University of Kentucky (UK) named McDonald Vick its Chief of Police. Vick's previous position was Chief of the North Carolina Central University police department. He had been there since 1995 as a police officer, earning both his bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice from the school. Vick had also spent 20 years with the Durham Police Department. In July 2006, McDonald Vick resigned from the University of Kentucky after it was revealed that he had paid a subordinate $25,000 to drop a sexual harassment complaint in 1998. For more see C. Kirby, "UK's new police chief is 'best of the best': first African-American picked from 80 applicants," Lexington Herald-Leader, 02/02/2006, City&Region section, p.C3; and B. Ortiz and L. Blackford, "UK police chief Vick resigns under cloud," Lexington Herald-Leader, 07/14/2006, p. A1.

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