Sup. Sheldon Wasserman
Press Release

Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke

"Sheriff Clarke, I hope Trump takes you. Good luck in Washington. Go in peace."

By - Dec 15th, 2016 03:16 pm
Sheriff David Clarke speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Sheriff David Clarke speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

MILWAUKEE – Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman expressed outrage at the conduct of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., during today’s meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

A recent report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel documented claims by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner that Sheriff Clarke was verbally abusive to him over the release of information regarding the death of Terrill Thomas in the Milwaukee County jail.

“As a fellow physician, I know we are extremely lucky to have the services of Dr. Peterson as our Milwaukee County Medical Examiner.

“Dr. Peterson is a Board Certified Forensic Pathologist and it is unconscionable for the Sheriff to “verbally pummel” him or be abusive for any reason.

“I’m appalled that Sheriff Clarke feels it appropriate to threaten our nationally renowned Medical Examiner. The sheriff’s behavior is totally out of line and he ought to apologize to Dr. Peterson.

“Sheriff Clarke, I hope Trump takes you. Good luck in Washington. Go in peace.”

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3 thoughts on “Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke”

  1. Vincent Hanna says:

    Clarke is a petulant child. This tough guy who mocks people on social media any chance he gets and is all swagger and bluster all the time won’t meet before county supervisors because they would be “unfriendly.” So he’s afraid county supervisors. It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

  2. Milwaukee Native says:

    The county board, led by then-Supervisor Nikya Harris Dodd, proposed and approved a plan to remove oversight of the county’s House of Corrections from Sheriff Clarke’s purview several years ago. That was done for the well-being of inmates and outcomes have reportedly since improved under a professional superintendent.

    It may not be also possible to remove Clarke from managing the jail. And even if that were done, his main highly compensated job would be supervising patrols of highways and parks.

    It’s good that the county board and county medical examiner are trying to investigate all these tragic deaths. Milwaukee County cannot afford more scandalous actions and outcomes under a negligent–and grandstanding–sheriff’s watch. There’s not a rug massive enough for this to all to be shoveled under.

  3. Thomas says:

    Amen to Sheldon, Vincent and Milwaukee Native. Sheriff, please get outta town soon.

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