Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies engage in coverup, arrest sober driver for OWI

Here’s yet another example of corruption within David Clarke’s Milwaukee County’s Sheriff’s Office.

A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest?

A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever.

Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests.  But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway.  And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.

The whole article (as well as the accompanying documents) is very much worth reading, but what’s most galling to me about this entire situation is that Joseph Quiles – the very same deputy who lied about the accident – received a paltry nine day suspension for lying about the circumstances surrounding the crash he caused, despite the fact that Quiles had a disciplinary history for filing official reports written by others. Considering how fond Sheriff David Clarke is of using the media for his own political ambitions, I can’t help but wonder why he’s been so strangely silent about this latest incident of one of his deputies engaging in corrupt behavior.

A close second on the “That’s egregious!” scale is the fact that Deputy Quiles has not worked in more than a year since the crash and has now filed for permanent duty disability for injuries he suffered in the crash he caused. What’s more, Deputy Quiles has filed for permanent duty disability despite the fact that reports written at the time of the crash indicate Deputy Quiles suffered only minor injuries and was “treated and released” at Froedtert Hospital.


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4 thoughts on “Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies engage in coverup, arrest sober driver for OWI

  1. Now if he gets killed in the line of duty, they’ll want a candle vigil, a memorial, and donations for the family. Fuck him. This is more than okay with the sherriff. Fuck him too.

  2. as an American and an attorney, it is the most galling thing imaginable when law enforcement, engages in blatant corruption and ugly abuse of power, in which innocent, ordinary, hard working, tax paying people are directly victimized and traumatized, many times for life…

  3. Thanx for this post. and I agree,..Quiles is really pegging the egregious needle .Your post cites another David Clarke example of cooruption. This deputy is definitely acting out and thru this dept’s character,..and everything here is pointing at the dept. head. Imagine if they had just manned up ,..admitted the error and fixed the problem,..instead they dug a pit and took the low road.
    I’d be curious to know more about this dept. head’s part in this and the dept.

  4. It is scary a cop with no morals and character of any sort was allowed to keep his job! This cop has a history of falsifying reports and generally being a terrible officer! We are trusting this man with our safety? Wow! I do hope the county pays 2 million for Tanya’s medical treatment and for the PTSD she will suffer from after nearly being killed by him!

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