“What are you doing!? What are you doing!?” Elrick asked the officers.
An officer identified as Sgt. Robert Mitchell can be seen smiling following the assault, appearing to hold in laughter as Cushingberry briskly walks past the altercation.
Unsurprisingly, Mitchell justifies his unprovoked assault to Elrick by claiming he is “just doing his job,” although unable to cite the authority to do so.
Incredibly, Mitchell even goes on to push his forearm into Elrick while claiming he himself is being touched instead, a tactic often used by corrupt officers.
Only three years prior, investigative journalist Steve Neavling, who recently exposed Detroit officers humiliating a mentally ill man on camera, was sent to the emergency room after being assaulted by council security as well.