Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has resigned, according to TMJ4.
— Steve Chamraz (@TMJ4Steve) August 31, 2017
“BREAKING NOW: @sheriffclarke resignation letter. Takes effect 11:59pm. https://t.co/kqf5778z5Q” (@TMJ4Steve)
Back in May, the controversial sheriff publicly announced that he had accepted a position with the Department of Homeland Security. However, DHS wouldn’t confirm if he had been formally given the position.
Following a plagiarism scandal, Clarke took his name out of consideration for the job in June.
It is currently unknown why Clarke resigned. However, he was unlikely to win another term. According to a poll by Public Policy Polling, the outspoken law enforcement chief is extremely unpopular with voters in Milwaukee County and has essentially no path to victory if he seeks re-election next year. Per the poll, only 31% of the voters in the county approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 62% who disapprove.