Sheriff David Clarke faces lawsuit alleging he improperly promoted a favored employee

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is an absolute joke.

The deputies union has filed a lawsuit over Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.’s promotion of Nancy L. Evans as a captain in the department.

The union claims the promotion was illegal because Evans lacked law enforcement certification and because Clarke didn’t file a required notice of a job vacancy or follow other county hiring rules before elevating her.

“Evans did not participate in a legal promotion process,” according to the lawsuit, filed Friday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

County ordinances require a competitive test for managerial level jobs, something that didn’t happen before Evans’ promotion, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit filed by the deputies union seeks an injunction voiding Evans’ promotion, as well as an unspecified sum for damages done to deputies who were presumably passed over for promotion by Clarke’s improper promotion of Evans to captain.

You may remember Nancy Evans from her involvement in authorizing approximately $6,000 in taxpayer funds to a friend hired to do interior painting, wallpaper removal and refinishing office chairs at the jail, work that was never fully completed. Evans avoided criminal charges in that situation, due in large part to the fact that prosecutors could not prove Evans or her family received kickbacks as a result of authorizing the taxpayer funds to her friend.


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