Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke has resigned, county clerk says
01 September, 2017, 01:30 | Author: Kristen Ingram
Clarke's resignation will take effect at midnight, Milwaukee Country Clerk George Christenson told The Washington Post. Clarke had previously accepted a middle-management job in Trump's Department of Homeland Security, only to rescind that decision weeks later without explanation.
Clarke described "A war between rule of law and anarchy-seeking hate".
A lengthy inquest into the dehydration death of a Milwaukee County Jail inmate earlier this year raised troubling questions about how Clarke managed the jail - just as the White House was said to be considering him.
It's not immediately clear why Clarke resigned or what intends to do next.
On Sunday, President Trump promoted Clarke's book, "Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America". Clarke said in response that he'd withdrawn his name from consideration. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, but he repeatedly rejected their overtures. Christenson says the letter doesn't give the reason for Clarke's resignation.
He was hit by allegations in May that he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security, which he denied. Clarke spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Seven workers at the county jail he oversees are at the center of a criminal investigation into the dehydration death a year ago of an inmate who prosecutors say was deprived of water as punishment.
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