MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County supervisor is calling for the resignation of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
In a statement Thursday, December 1st, Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde said the reasoning for that is because he says four people have died over a six-month period at the Milwaukee County Jail -- a facility at which Sheriff Clarke is responsible for operations.
Supervisor Omokunde said the following in the 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."
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke issued this statement:
"Supervisor who? That sounds like some character in a science fiction comic book and he's upset that I helped Donald J. Trump get elected POTUS."