Sheriff Clarke Resigns

This has been coming for a while.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — the controversial, Stetson-wearing official who rose to national prominence with his no-holds-barred conservative rhetoric — resigned his office Thursday.

Clarke, who is in his fourth term, submitted a resignation letter to Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson on Thursday afternoon. The sheriff was in Nashville and could not be reached for comment.

The news of the resignation was first reported by conservative talk show host Mark Belling.