Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke Must Resign Before More People Die

"He should resign immediately."

By - Dec 1st, 2016 03:03 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 Supreme Moore Omokunde is calling for the resignation of Sheriff David Clarke, Jr., who is responsible for operations at the Milwaukee County Jail where four people have died in a six month period.

Supervisor Moore Omokunde released the following statement:
“Something is terribly wrong at the Milwaukee County Jail, and Sheriff David Clarke needs to resign before more people die.

“The simple fact that four deaths have occurred in a six month period under his watch demonstrates that Sheriff David Clarke is unfit to manage the Milwaukee County jail.

“Media reports and the statements of witnesses indicate that at least three of the deaths appear to have occurred as a result of actions or inaction by Sheriff Clarke’s corrections officers.  Yet not a single officer has been disciplined, and Sheriff Clarke remains silent. This is totally unacceptable.

“Accountability starts at the top. Sheriff Clarke has failed to establish a culture of professionalism, has failed to call for independent investigations when warranted, and he has abdicated his responsibility to hold his officers accountable for their actions or lack of action. He should resign immediately.”

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3 thoughts on “Sheriff Clarke Must Resign Before More People Die”

  1. Ben says:

    Suicides in jails happen…

    Deaths in jails happen…

    Sorry to say, you’ll never stop deaths from occurring. Not on the street, not in the jails…

    Look at the number of deaths in Wisconsin jails.
    According to: http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/2016/04/23/jails-stand-suicide-prevention-efforts/83338708/
    71 deaths between 2010 and 2015, of which 41 were suicides.

    And according to: https://data.huffingtonpost.com/2016/jail-deaths
    There were 815 deaths in jails across America (not included non-documented deaths) between July 13th 2015 and July 13th, 2016.

    So what Mr. Moore Omokunde is stating, clearly is singling out Sheriff Clarke.

    Mr. Moore Omokunde has alternative motives behind his statements – not likely an overwhelming concern for the well-being of prison inmates.

  2. Reader says:

    He is not a capable administrator. He wastes taxpayer money at a rate that makes the county board seem fiscally responsible, a hard feat to do indeed. Dying of thirst is not a suicide, nor is allowing an innocent baby to die.
    Let us hope that his wife can whip Mr. Julie Clarke into shape…again

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    Cause Clarke shows so much concern for the well-being of his inmates Ben? He always has time to tweet about BLM or liberals or guns or cowboy hats but he has no comment every time he is asked about the conditions in the facility he runs. How does that make any sense? Not to mention these are preventable deaths. At least one has been ruled a homicide. So your defense is pathetically weak, and quite pathetic.

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