Today Capt. Clay Higgins resigned as Public Information Officer of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's. At an 11:30 am press conference in front of the St. Landry Parish Court House Higgins gave his reason for leaving. Click the image of Capt. Higgins above to listen to his remarks.

Shortly after the press conference Sheriff Bobby Guidroz stated in a press release that Higgins resigned "because he disagreed with my orders".

Guidroz went on to say,

My orders to Higgins was to, 'tone down' his unprofessional comments in our weekly Crime Stoppers messages and had nothing to do with the Gremlins video that appeared on the networks. First of all; I repeatedly told he to stop saying things like, 'you have no brain cells', or making comments that were totally disrespectful and demeaning. Second; Clay Higgins appeared on the cover of a local magazine in full dress uniform without my approval and permission. That too is something he didn't like me controlling....If Clay Higgins cannot agree with my words, thought and message, then he is correct in resigning his position.