Did police go too far by shoving Fox 2 reporter M.L. Elrick?

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Two Detroit cops shoved Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter M.L. Elrick on Tuesday while he tried to interview Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry at the start of a public council meeting.

Video shows the Fox 2 reporter getting prepared to ask Cushingberry a question at the entrance of the meeting when two officers forcefully pushed Elrick back.

It was an odd reaction by security because reporters commonly approach council members before meetings.

Fox 2 has launched a complaint with Police Chief James Craig.

In the video, Elrick refers to Motor City Muckraker and the time I ended up in the emergency room after being assaulted by council security about three years ago.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.