Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Following is a statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on the news that Sheriff David Clarke has reportedly accepted a job in the Trump administration.
“I’ve said repeatedly that Milwaukee deserves better than Sheriff Clarke. America does too.
“For the County I love and am privileged to serve, I am genuinely excited about the prospect of a Sheriff I can work with to find evidence-based solutions that will improve public safety and safely reduce our jail population, and who actually cares about addressing the indefensible racial disparities that everyone in Milwaukee should have as their first priority.
“For the Country I love, the last thing America needs is another loud voice angrily and unproductively telling you who to blame and who not to trust.
“The appointment of Sheriff Clarke to a position intended to build partnership and engagement is not a decision made by someone interested in partnership or engagement.”