(NBC NEWS) A Louisiana sheriff's captain who released a combative video earlier this month that targeted alleged gang members, generated millions of views and was criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union resigned Monday.
In a news conference, Clay Higgins told reporters that he was "not forced" to resign, but "rather, I've turned in my badge as a matter of conscience."
Describing his work as a mission from God, Higgins said, "I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers, or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited wanna-be black activist that doesn't really have the best interest of his people in mind." It was unclear who he was referring to.
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