Sheriff David Clarke submitted his resignation letter this afternoon to the Milwaukee County Clerk, George Christenson, on Thursday afternoon. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Clarke is currently attending a convention of the National Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville.
The resignation letter says:
"Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 17.01, this communication is submitted as the notice of my resignation as Sheriff of Milwaukee County commencing Aug. 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m."
Here is the letter:
How incredibly odd. He is at a police conference and quits, abruptly, with no notice and no reason given. Twitter is just as confused.
I suspect something big is going to break and he wanted to quit beforehand. Others agree:
Other possible ideas:
Fox News job. Trump White House job. Book tour.
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We will update this post as more details come out.