Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke has resigned, the county clerk’s office confirmed to The Daily Beast on Thursday. The controversial lawman was best known for his frequent Fox News appearances, his firebrand right-wing views, and his unwavering support for President Trump. “Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 17.01, this communication is submitted as the notice of my resignation as Sheriff of Milwaukee County commencing Aug. 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.,” Clarke wrote in his terse resignation letter. The Daily Beast has previously reported how Clarke—who was, at one point, under consideration for a Trump DHS gig—oversees a jail where at least four people, including a baby, have died. Seven jail staffers were indicted this year for an incident in which one inmate died after they allegedly shut off his access to water.