Sheriff Clarke, who once claimed that the Islamic State and Black Lives Matter activists were forming an alliance to destroy America, notified John F. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, of his decision on Friday, according to an adviser.
Clarke said in the statement he thinks his skills could be better used in a "more aggressive role". In May 2017 Clarke said he was taking a job as an assistant secretary in DHS.
While the DHS never confirmed any of this, Clarke said in May that he'd be taking a role in the department by the end of this month.
"The position mentioned is a secretarial appointment".
Trump nominated Clarke for a position at DHS in April, but within days, allegations surfaced that Clarke had plagiarized portions of his masters thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. "No such announcement with regard to the Office of Partnership and Engagement has been made".
Clarke called the storm over the jail deaths a "manufactured issue".
The jury's findings were advisory and it is up to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to decide whether to charge anyone.
A representative for Clarke did not return CNN's request for comment. A review by CNN's KFILE found that Clarke plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on U.S. security, failing to correctly attribute his sources at least 47 times. As sheriff, David Clarke is in charge of the Milwaukee County jail; local authorities are now reviewing incidents where inmates died while in custody there. Clarke had deputies escort the man out of the airport.
Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin has rescinded his acceptance of a senior position in the Department of Homeland Security, presumably so he can spend more time tormenting the families of the inmates he kills by denying them water.