UMMC Icare

Sheriff David Clarke No Longer Under Consideration for Homeland Security Post

(Credit: CNN)

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer under consideration for a position in the Department of Homeland Security, a DHS spokesman told CNN. A review by CNN’s KFILE found that Clarke plagiarized sections of his 2013 master’s thesis on US security, failing to correctly attribute his sources at least 47 times. (Credit: CNN)

×
Sheriff David Clarke No Longer Under Consideration for Homeland Security Post

Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who this week announced he will be joining Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on US security, a CNN KFile review has found. He said would begin the new role in June. Clarke himself has been the subject of scrutiny for his controversial comments, including calling members of the Black Lives Matter movement “purveyors of hate.” He has also faced backlash for his management of a Milwaukee County Jail, in which an inmate died of dehydration after going a week without water, according to prosecutors. A representative for Clarke did not return CNN’s request for comment. “I am both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position” in the “office of partnership and programs,” Clarke told WISN radio at the time. The spokesman added, “We wish him well.”
Clarke, who was a vocal surrogate for President Donald Trump on the campaign trail, announced in May that he would be joining the administration as an assistant secretary in DHS, serving as a liaison with law enforcement at several levels across the country. 38.907192
-77.036871

Related stories

Sheriff David Clarke, Who Will Be Joining Trump Administration, Plagiarized Portions of Master’s Thesis on Homeland Security Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who this week announced he will be joining Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on US security, a CNN KFile review has found. However, the sheriff’s potential appointment faced numerous problems.