Waukesha County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

Statement from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office on Joseph Mensah Hiring


By - Jan 26th, 2021 11:48 am

I have extended an employment offer to Mr. Joseph Mensah, which he accepted, for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Mr. Mensah progressed through an extensive, thorough and exhaustive hiring process.

While some have expressed concerns about Mr. Mensah’s past use of force, I assembled a team who exhaustively reviewed Mr. Mensah’s previous work history. I have concluded along with Milwaukee DA, Wauwatosa, PD, Milwaukee PD, as well as an independent investigation conducted by Wauwatosa Police and Fire commission that Mr. Mensah’s use of force was consistent with the Federal and State laws, Wisconsin training and uniformly applied police policy. This is consistent with all other investigations.

Mr. Mensah will enter a supervised field training program where he will be afforded the same opportunities as every other Deputy working for the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Eric Severson
Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office

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