A Warren city councilman threatened to choke a pastor and civil rights activist during and after a Fox 2 show.
The gonzo-style journalist became an instant celebrity in Detroit.
“I pledge $1,000 to my brothers and sisters who look out for my brothers and sisters,” LeDuff said before being soaked with a firehose.
While many reporters stayed inside a media-safe zone, LeDuff dodged bottles and fended off an attacker to capture one of the most authentic moments of the protests.
Police said the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter was in a “restricted area” at the time of the encounter.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter was trying to interview Councilman George Cushingberry outside of a public meeting when two cops grabbed Elrick.
The line between news and entertainment has become so blurred that local journalism has become a farce.
The footage is from a helicopter shoot over Ford Lake, where authorities found the body of a 55-year-old man.
The usually cheerful, wisecracking Fox 2 News reporter broke down recently during a wideranging interview.
New low for Kilpatrick defense team: Lawyer shoves Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, challenges him to fight
“You wanna go right now?” the lawyer asked, pointing his finger at the much-taller, unfazed reporter. “You wanna challenge me? You piece of garbage.”