This cop crossed the line when he roughed up a reporter, but the reporter’s response was perfect

It appears that police officers in Detroit need a refresher course on the U.S. Constitution after video captured officers slamming a Fox 2 reporter into the wall last Tuesday, preventing him from questioning embattled councilman Pro Tem George Cushingberry.

Earlier this month, Cushingberry was found with alcohol and marijuana during a traffic stop.

“The reporter, while attempting to force an interview, blocked President Pro Tem Cushingberry’s path and the unit responded by forcing a protective space allowing the councilman to proceed to his seat,” City Council President Brenda Jones said in a statement. “Due to the nature of the reporter’s aggressive behavior, Sgt. Robert Mitchell, the head of the unit, contacted his superior and filed an incident report. This incident is under investigation and I have, and will not have, any further comment on this incident.”

Seriously? It was the reporter who was being “aggressive”?

But Fox 2 reporter M.L. Elrick wasn’t going to be pushed around without looking for some accountability. Immediately after the incident, Elrick pursued the officer down the hallway, questioning him the whole way. It’s pretty obvious that the cop regretted his actions.

Watch footage of the incident below:



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    What's Real?

    January 31, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    It’s funny how the reporter is angry at the Black officer(whose hands are not touching the reporter, but spread out so that the reporter doesn’t get by), but doesn’t confront the white officer who was more aggressive to him(if you notice, both the officers hands are on him…his right hand pulling the reporter by his coat). He just let the other officer walk away into the room with no questions whatsoever. Just an observation.

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    February 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Your observation over looks one important fact, The black officer as you say is the higher ranking officer or the white cops boss. When you have a problem do you get answers from the cashier or the manager? you are looking for racism where it is not.

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