Madison County officer demoted after probe

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- An investigation into the possible assault of two inmates at the Madison County Penal Farm has resulted in the demotion of an officer.

According to The Jackson Sun, Sheriff David Woolfork demoted Sgt. Vick A. Kendrick on Tuesday after an internal investigation. Woolfork said Kendrick will lose more than $6,000 annually because of the demotion. He has also been relieved of supervisory roles in the department.

The department did not release specific allegations against Kendrick or the names of the inmates, but said the investigation has been closed.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 148892715