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Wisconsin Gov. Walker: Won't remove Sheriff David Clarke over jail dehydration death

Wisconsin Gov. Walker: Won't remove Sheriff David Clarke over jail dehydration death

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won't remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.

Walker said while he has the authority to remove Clarke, he doesn't feel it's his job. He acknowledged that reports about the 2016 dehydration death were concerning, but said it's up to voters to decide Clarke's fate and judge his oversight of the jail.

"I'm not in a position to say," he said, adding that historical practice has been to defer to voters.

Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant rights group, petitioned Walker Wednesday to use a law that gives him authority to remove...

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