Winchester officer resigns, says police face 'crusade against us' in Facebook video

A group of Winchester police officers and staff. THUMBNAIL ONLY. Photo provided by the city of Winchester.

Outcry across the country over police brutality led a 10-year veteran police officer in Winchester, Tennessee, to announce his resignation this past week in a video posted on social media, citing an increasingly negative view of law enforcement.

"I just can't take it anymore," Winchester police Officer Dustin Elliott said in his video statement as he sat in full uniform and sunglasses in his patrol car.

His video comes amid a worldwide protest movement in response to the case of George Floyd, an African American man who died in handcuffs when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25.

Officers in Elliott's own department were also criticized when a suspect drowned in Boiling Fork Creek while they stood on the bank and did not come to his aid on June 4.