Wisconsin Officer Joseph Mensah who resigned after becoming the subject of outrage from anti-police protesters after his third justified fatal shooting has been hired as a sheriff's deputy.
Nearly two months after he resigned from the Wauwatosa Police Department, Mensah was sworn in as a Waukesha County deputy Monday.
Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson confirmed the hiring to the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal Tuesday.
"Mr. Mensah progressed through an extensive, thorough and exhaustive hiring process," Severson said in a press release.
"While some have expressed concerns about Mr. Mensah’s past uses of force, I assembled a team who exhaustively reviewed Mr. Mensah’s previous work history. I have concluded ... that Mr. Mensah’s use of force was consistent with the Federal and State laws, Wisconsin training and uniformly applied police policy," Severson wrote.