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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is joining the Department of Homeland Securityby Circa News
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has accepted a position in the Department of Homeland Security, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

Clarke will serve in the Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments. Clarke said part of his job will be to "take complaints of shortcomings in the Department of Homeland Security."

Clarke said local law enforcement officials "feel like they're being ignored" by Homeland Security.

"I'm looking forward to joining that team," Clarke said Wednesday on Vicki McKenna's radio talk show WISN-AM.

Clarke's new position doesn't come without controversy. He's come under fire in the past for failing to address the four deaths that occurred in the County Jail in 2016 or any administrative changes he might have made there. 

Clarke has also been a reoccurring figure in Trump's campaign. He spoke at the July Republican National Convention in July 2017 and at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2017.

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