Sup. Weishan questions $75,000 Glock handguns purchase by Sheriff Clarke
July 17, 2012
SUPERVISOR WEISHAN REINFORCES POSITION ON EXTRAORDINARY WEAPONS BUY
Supervisor Calls for Responsible Management of Sheriff Department Resources
Milwaukee County Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., who served four years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps, is reasserting his criticism of the recent $75,000 purchase of 565 Glock handguns by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
“This excessive buy indicates total mismanagement of taxpayer dollars on the part of Sheriff Clarke,” said Supervisor Weishan. “A responsible leader would have purchased smaller amounts of weapons at reasonable intervals during the past several years.”
“Undeniably, the law enforcement officers who protect us and put their lives on the line everyday deserve the best tools possible to do their jobs, and we all deserve a Sheriff who can effectively manage those tools and resources.”
Supervisor Weishan noted that the Glocks being retired by the Sheriff’s Department are quality weapons, calling into question the timing and volume of the purchase.
“Unlike Sheriff Clarke, I refuse to make this personal,” said Supervisor Weishan. “The matter at hand is whether the Sheriff wants to a good steward of the taxpayers’ dollars, nothing more and nothing less.”
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