David A. Clarke Jr.'s file

Clarke Jr.

Democrat from Wisconsin

David A. Clarke Jr. is a former Milwaukee Police Department patrol officer and commander who was appointed sheriff in March 2002 by Gov. Scott McCallum, a Republican. Clarke, running as a Democrat, has been re-elected to the post since November 2002.   \

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David A. Clarke Jr.'s website

Recent statements involving David A. Clarke Jr.

Recent stories featuring David A. Clarke Jr.

Sheriff David Clarke's Truth-O-Meter file

Conservative who drew national following is moving to Trump administration. 

High Five: Attacks on Syria, Black Lives Matter

Our most-clicked items in April 2017 included Donald Trump's attacks on Syria and David Clarke's attacks on Black Lives Matter.

Presidential campaign, election issues dominate November High Five

The GOP presidential debate helped drive interest in November.

Which black people did David Clarke call uneducated, lazy and morally bankrupt?

We offer an In Context look at remarks by Milwaukee County's conservative African-American sheriff. 

Fact-checking state Democrats

Wisconsin is second in the nation in losing jobs?

Milwaukee is second-highest in the recovery of children from sex trafficking?

In Wisconsin, a woman earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns?

A look at 10 recent claims on the eve of the state Democratic convention.