Cop shoves Detroit reporter against wall


WJBK reporter M.L. Elrick tried to speak to a Detroit politician as he arrived at a community meeting Tuesday night. A policeman roughly pushed him aside instead.

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"I think it's safe to say this is not usually what happens when I go to church," Elrick said. "This is a city where police don't come when you call. And then they attack you when you go and try to talk to a public official?"

Covering Detroit politics is not, apparently, a pursuit for the timid -- an attorney shoved Elrick last year when he asked him a question.

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    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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