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Victor Samuel "Vic" Mackey is a Los Angeles Police Department detective working at the Barn in Farmington. He is also the leader of the Strike Team, a four-man anti-gang unit.
Mackey is a corrupt yet effective police officer; he steals from drug dealers, beats suspects and has committed murder on three occasions. Two of the victims were violent gangsters, though the first was an undercover officer trying to put Mackey and his team behind bars. Mackey sees his tactics as a means to an end.
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