'Supervisor who?' Sheriff David Clarke responds to Supreme Moore Omokunde's call for him to resign

Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 23:53:14-05

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke is firing back at the County Supervisor who called for his resignation Thursday afternoon.

In a statement provided to TODAY'S TMJ4, Sheriff Clarke said:

"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."

That supervisor, Supreme Moore Omokunde, called for Clarke's resignation in a statement Thursday over the four people who have died in the Milwaukee County Jail over the last six months.

"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," Omokunde said.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also reported Thursday that Milwaukee County Medical Examiner Brian Peterson was "verbally pummeled" and "threatened" by the sheriff over information that Peterson's office had released regarding the jail deaths.

Rumors have swirled since Donald Trump's election night victory that Clarke could be considered for a top spot in his administration, most likely in the Department of Homeland Security.