by Lee DeVito
Things are off to a good start with the new City Council. Fox 2's M.L Elrick attended the first city-wide community meeting Tuesday night, and apparently got roughed up by Detroit police as President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. arrived.
From My Fox Detroit:
Our cameras were rolling when President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. arrived, which seemed to have sparked a heated confrontation that started with Elrick getting shoved against a wall.
Elrick reports he was pushed into a wall at the time Cushingberry arrived at the meeting. You can see in the video the officers seem to clear a path for Cushingberry, while pushing Elrick aside, and Cushingberry walks by without even glancing over (SEE PHOTO).
The Detroit Police Department is looking into the incident.
Elrick reports police did not interfere when Council President Brenda Jones arrived, nor when Deputy Mayor of Detroit Ike McKinnon arrived. Elrick also spoke with councilmembers Andre Spivey and Scott Benson with no police interference.
Check out the video: