Often Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

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David Clarke, the controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and a favorite of President Donald Trump, abruptly resigned on Thursday.

Clarke gave no reason for his resignation in a one-paragraph letter to the county clerk that was obtained by NBC News. In a statement late Thursday afternoon, he said: “After almost forty years serving the great people of Milwaukee County, I have chosen to retire to pursue other opportunities. I will have news about my next steps in the very near future.”

Clarke, one of most prominent African-American figures in law enforcement, is a frequent commentator on Fox News who was a strong supporter of Trump’s presidential campaign. As recently as this week, the president tweeted an endorsement of Clarke’s latest book, calling him “a great guy.”

A great book by a great guy, highly recommended! https://t.co/3jbDDN8YmJ

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