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.   \

Recent statements involving David A. Clarke Jr.

"I've either balanced every budget or we turned back a surplus."

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. advised citizens to "point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger" because "911 is not our best option."

Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."

Milwaukee has seen "an uptick in violence" since 2010, and "the only period of calm we get is when winter sets in."

Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."  

Recent stories featuring David A. Clarke Jr.

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.

Our High Five for July:

The link between seeing ultrasounds and choosing abortion; how rare homicides used to be in Milwaukee; and Gov. Scott Walker's statement about much milk Wisconsin imports (yes, imports) were our most popular articles among online readers in July 2013.

Here's a recap of July High Five, the five stories that received the most page views.

The Chief and The Sheriff: Two views of Milwaukee's homicide picture:

Milwaukee saw an increase in homicide in 2012. But how does the city stack up to other communities?

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. offered starkly different answers in a recent 24-hour period. We dig into the numbers.

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