"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,” Abele continued in his his news release. "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."
It's unclear what position within the department Clarke will be taking. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has not provided further details and the Department of Homeland Security said that nothing is official yet.
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