A divisive figure who rose to national attention last year during the Republican National Convention, Mr. Clarke previously said he had been offered a Homeland Security post.
President Trump has signaled that taking the law into one’s own hands is permissible, within the executive branch or in local police departments, or even against a heckler at one of his rallies.
He served six terms as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona before earning a criminal conviction and a presidential pardon. The Times first covered him in 1994.
A new class of Dallas recruits trains to step into an uneasy moment in American policing.
A week after the president said he would bar transgender military personnel, officials in Texas, Ohio, Colorado and elsewhere are responding with invitations.
By MITCH SMITH July 26, 2017 Minneapolis police officers will be required to turn on their body cameras as soon as they start responding to 911 calls, part of a policy overhaul announced on Wednesday as fallout continues from the fatal shooting of an unarmed...