Clarke said in May he would be leading law enforcement outreach for Homeland Security's Office of Partnerships and Programs but the White House and Department of Homeland Security failed to confirm the job offer.
Clarke adviser Craig Peterson said the sheriff believes he is of better use to President Trump "in a more aggressive role".
MILWAUKEE (AP) The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency.
"The sheriff is reviewing options inside and outside of government", Peterson told the Post.
Clarke spoke in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last July.
He was hit by allegations last month that he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security, which he denied. He has also faced backlash for his management of a Milwaukee County Jail, in which an inmate died of dehydration after going a week without water, according to prosecutors.
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