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Chris Abele releases statement on Sheriff Clarke job in Trump administration

Following the news that Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is leaving his position in Wisconsin for a position in Homeland Security, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released a statement.


"I’ve said repeatedly that Milwaukee deserves better than Sheriff Clarke. America does too.

"For the County I love and am privileged to serve, I am genuinely excited about the prospect of a Sheriff I can work with to find evidence-based solutions that will improve public safety and safely reduce our jail population, and who actually cares about addressing the indefensible racial disparities that everyone in Milwaukee should have as their first priority.


"For the Country I love, the last thing America needs is another loud voice angrily and unproductively telling you who to blame and who not to trust."



"For the Country I love, the last thing America needs is another loud voice angrily and unproductively telling you who to blame and who not to trust.

"The appointment of Sheriff Clarke to a position intended to build partnership and engagement is not a decision made by someone interested in partnership or engagement."

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