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Wisconsin sheriff Clarke resigns from job

Wisconsin sheriff Clarke resigns from job
Posted at 12:00 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 21:02:34-04

(CNN) -  A controversial sheriff from Wisconsin has resigned from his post. The Milwaukee County clerk says Sheriff David Clarke turned in his resignation on Thursday.

Clarke, a loyal supporter of President Donald Trump, had served since 2002. He's known for his often jaw-dropping rhetoric and incendiary conservative commentary.

Clarke has been reviled by civil rights advocates, and criticized for his management of the county jail. He raised his national profile as a regular surrogate for the Trump campaign.

CNN obtained his resignation letter, and in it he did not provide any reasons for his departure.

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