Former assistant police chief at UK, university settle suit

A settlement has been reached in a two-year-old lawsuit between the University of Kentucky and the former assistant chief of UK's campus police department.

A UK spokeswoman on Monday confirmed that the suit between UK and former assistant chief Stephanie Bastin has been settled, but she said details are being kept confidential.

Bastin sued UK in Fayette Circuit Court in July 2006, alleging that the university improperly forced her out of her job with the campus police.

Bastin claimed that UK Associate Vice President Ken Clevidence ordered her to ask another UK campus police officer to dismiss a citation against a senior university administrator. She said she refused because asking the officer to drop the citation would have violated state law.

Bastin was named interim chief of the Kentucky State University campus police department earlier this year.