Interview with Sheriff James Clark
QUESTION 55
INTERVIEWER:

OK, DID YOU EVER REGRET—HAVE ANY REGRETS ABOUT HOW LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS HANDLED DURING THAT WHOLE PERIOD? YOU PERSONALLY AS SHERIFF? 'CAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH—SO MANY TIMES WHEN THINGS BROKE OUT OF CONTROL.

Sheriff James Clark:

My only regrets were that they did—got out of control sometime. But, basically, I was under orders from the laws of the state of Alabama and the constitution of Alabama to enforce the law, and to use what force was necessary to do it. And if they didn't obey lawful orders then I had to take further action.