Spat between Sheriff Clarke, County Executive Abele over Sherman Park may be settled in court Wed.

Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 14:37:46-04

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MILWAUKEE -- Wednesday afternoon's court date may decide whether Milwaukee's county executive or sheriff has the final word over Sherman Park.

The spat between the two started over temporary fencing around the park.

Things got ugly Sunday, in a community still trying to heal from unrest last month, after Sylville Smith was shot and killed by a Milwaukee Police officer August 13.

It happened when County Executive Chris Abele stepped in to remove the temporary fencing and bring Sherman Park back to its regular hours.

The sheriff ordered deputies to put the fencing back up Sunday and arrest anyone who refused to leave the park after 6 p.m.

In a special court session the same day, a judge sided with Abele and issued a temporary restraining order against Sheriff Clarke from stepping in.

Park workers took the fencing down once again Monday by the judge's order.

We plan to have a crew in court set for Wednesday and will bring you the very latest on air and online at

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