Sheriff Clarke Spars With Local Attorney Over Potential Ethics Violation
By Beth Baumann
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is pushing back against a lawyer he says broke Wisconsin law. The attorney in question, William F. Sulton, is representing Dan Black, who filed a lawsuit against Clarke.
In early January, Black was detained at General Mitchell International Airport after an exchange with Sheriff Clarke on a flight into Milwaukee. Black claims when he got off the airplane six uniformed officers, Sheriff Clarke and two bomb squad dogs were waiting for him. In response, Black filed a lawsuit against all of the officers as an attempt “to hold him [Clarke] accountable for unlawfully stopping and arresting” him.
After the initial incident, Clarke released a statement saying he doesn’t need to wait for someone to assault him. Next time, he might resort to a preemptive attack.
According to a Facebook post by Clarke, Sulton broke Wisconsin law by leaking the lawsuit to the press:
Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6 (a) A lawyer who is participating or has participated in the investigation or litigation of a matter shall not make an extrajudicial statement that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know will be disseminated by means of public communication and will have a substantial likelihood of …Read the Rest
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