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Press Release

Demands for Sheriff David Clarke

Letters to Sheriff David Clarke and Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the deaths in the Milwaukee County Jail.

By - Dec 9th, 2016 12:36 pm

Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.
Milwaukee County Sheriff‘s Office,
821 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

December 9, 2016

Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.,

This letter is to inform you of a formal request for the Department of Justice to launch a full investigation into all matters at the Milwaukee County Jail and House of Corrections.

Four inmates have died this year while in custody at the County Jail and under your watch, the latest of which was an infant. As you well know, pregnant woman with special needs was ignored as she went into labor in her cell. The baby was born in the cell, and neither the mother nor baby received any medical attention until it was too late.

As citizens of Milwaukee County, we are outraged and appalled at the treatment of inmates here. Any investigations into these deaths have been private and/or internal, with very little information released to the public.

We demand your immediate resignation and release of all information surrounding each of the deaths within the county jail this year.

Sincerely,

Progressive Moms of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
progressivemomsmilwaukee@gmail.com

Markasa Tucker, UBLAC, Uplifting Black Liberation and Community
Milwaukee, WI
ublac.2016@gmail.com

Steve Jerbi, Senior Pastor All People’s Church
Milwaukee, WI
ecopastor@allpeoplesgathering.org

CC: Loretta Lynch, Attorney General

 

Loretta Lynch, Attorney General United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

December 9, 2016

Madame Attorney General,

This letter is a formal request for the Department of Justice to launch a full investigation into all matters at the Milwaukee County Jail and House of Corrections.

Four inmates have died this year while in custody at the County Jail, the latest of which was an infant. A pregnant woman with special needs was ignored as she went into labor in her cell. The baby was born in the cell, and neither the mother nor baby received any medical attention until it was too late.

As citizens of Milwaukee County, we are outraged and appalled at the treatment of inmates here. Any investigations into these deaths have been private and/or internal, with very little information released to the public.

We look forward to your response.

Very truly yours,

Emily Schoenfelder, Progressive Moms of Milwaukee
Milwaukee,WI
progressivemomsmilwaukee@gmail.com

Markasa Tucker, UBLAC, Uplifting Black Liberation and Community
Milwaukee, WI ublac.2016@gmail.com

Steve Jerbi, Senior Pastor All People’s Church
Milwaukee, WI ecopastor@allpeoplesgathering.org

CC: Sheriff David Clarke

By Progressive Moms of Milwaukee

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One thought on “Demands for Sheriff David Clarke”

  1. walt s says:

    the other Sheriff David you should have gotten. Good luck with the Rogue Ranger! Get him off his tall pony! http://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/gov-dallas-police-chief-david-brown.html

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