- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say their investigation concludes that two officers acted properly when they forced a TV reporter out of the path of a City Council member he sought to question.

Chief James Craig ordered the probe of the officers’ conduct Jan. 28 when they pushed M.L. Elrick against a wall, preventing the WJBK-TV reporter from interviewing Councilman George Cushingberry Jr. before a meeting at a church.

Cushingberry has faced public embarrassments over misconduct as a lawyer and a traffic stop that found alcohol and marijuana in his car.

Police said Wednesday that Elrick and his cameraman were obstructing the entrance. Police say Elrick didn’t break the law and the officers didn’t violate police procedures.

Elrick says it’s “troubling” police would “rough up” a journalist or citizen “trying to get answers.”



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