Looks like Trump buddy Sheriff David A. Clarke is a bit of a bully (which shouldn’t surprise anyone).
Brian Peterson, the Milwaukee County chief medical examiner, claimed on Thursday that the Milwaukee County Sheriff “verbally pummeled” and “threatened” him regarding information Peterson made public regarding the deaths of two inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail.
Four inmates have died in the jail since April, which is overseen by Clarke.
Clarke is now saying that he will be contacting the state Medical Examining Board to have Peterson sanctioned or his license revoked.
From the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:
“I haven’t been talked to like that since I was probably 5,” Peterson said in an interview.
Peterson documented the hostile 20-minute conversation a day later in a lengthy email to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Abele’s chief of staff and Clarke. The county exec appoints the medical examiner with the consent of the Milwaukee County Board.
Raisa Koltun, Abele’s chief of staff, responded to Peterson by saying her office would “obviously have your back” if Clarke followed through with his threat to go to the state medical board. “Unfortunately, our office is no stranger to his bullying behavior,” Koltun said of Clarke.