The so-called “constitutional sheriff” organization, which has denied having racist ties, is best known for its controversial legal theories about a sheriff’s power to nullify laws they interpret as unconstitutional.
Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
An Arizona rule change will lower the barrier for extremist organizations to access law enforcement personnel for "training" purposes.
Experts warn that so-called “constitutional sheriff” groups are compounding problems created by disinformation campaigns and undermining public confidence in elections and law enforcement, trying to subvert free and fair elections.
More than half of Arizona’s county sheriffs are at least partially aligned with a growing movement of so-called “constitutional sheriffs,” with an ideology that threatens to radicalize law enforcement.