SHERIFF CLARKE: ‘I Would’ve Defied Baltimore Mayor’s Order to Stand Down, I Would’ve Used Force’

Published on May 1, 2015

Sheriff Clarke slams the Mayor of Baltimore for ordering police to stand down against rioters.

“So if you had been in Baltimore and you had received the order from the mayor to stand down, as we have credible reporting that she gave,” O’Reilly asked, “you would have defied the order?”

“Defied the order, sent my officers out there, made sure they had the proper resources,” Clarke told the Fox News host. “And make sure that they know they have the authority to use the reasonable amount of force to accomplish their mission.”

Protection of people and property come before his own job security, Clarke noted.

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