Milwaukee County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde calls for Sheriff David Clarke's resignation

Posted at 3:35 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 23:53:04-05

MILWAUKEE -- A member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors called for County Sheriff David A. Clarke's resignation in a Thursday afternoon statement.

Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde's statement says the sheriff should step down after the deaths of four people at the Milwaukee County Jail in a six-month period. Clarke's Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is responsible for operations at the jail.

"Something is terribly wrong at the Milwaukee County Jail, and Sheriff David Clarke needs to resign before more people die," Omokunde said in his statement.

"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."

Michael J. Madden died at the jail in October, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. That followed the deaths of Terrill Thomas in April, an inmate who gave birth to a stillborn child in July, and Kristina Fiebrink's death in August.

Sheriff Clarke's office sent TODAY'S TMJ4 the following response:

"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."