Apparently Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke isn’t afraid of jeopardizing public safety in order to send a message to his deputies:
Milwaukee County deputies got a reprieve from Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.’s order to switch to new gray-and-black uniforms under threat of suspension.
But Clarke is now threatening deputies with layoffs or unpaid furloughs if he’s forced to cover the $213,000 cost of providing one new set of the gray-and-blacks to each deputy. He won’t pass on the cost to taxpayers, Clarke said.
“We will absorb any added cost of uniforms through privatization initiatives, furloughs and layoffs, if necessary,” Clarke said in a statement Friday.
Putting uniform color above public safety….you stay classy, Sheriff David Clarke!