David Clarke resigns as Milwaukee County Sheriff
David Clarke has long been an annoyance of social justice and civil rights advocates during his tenure as Milwaukee County Sheriff. Well, as of 11:59 on August 31, he’s no longer in that position.
“After almost 40 years serving the great people of Milwaukee County, I have chosen to retire to pursue other opportunities,” Clarke said in a statement later Thursday, according to the New York Times. “I will have news about my next steps in the very near future.”
CNN obtained a copy of Clarke’s official resignation letter but wasn’t able to reach out to him for comment. The former sheriff is known for being a vocal conservative and Trump supporter who reached the national stage following the latest election cycle. Meanwhile, four people died in local jails because of poor conditions and a clear lack of leadership.
No one is sure what’s next for President* Trump’s go-to black/police correspondent [two-for-one special?], but there’s surely something in line. Maybe that job with theHomeland Security Department he claimed he was offered back in May but never actually started is still waiting for him.