Carjacking suspect sues police over beating seen on video

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Posted: Feb 25, 2015 5:10 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A man charged with carjacking is seeking more than $1 million in a lawsuit against police officers who are seen on video kicking and beating him.

Andrew Jackson Jr. says he suffered injuries as well as emotional distress during the arrest Jan. 12 in Detroit. His lawsuit was moved to federal court Monday from Wayne County court.

Jackson was arrested by officers assigned to a regional auto-theft unit. A woman inside her home made a video posted by the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1DbF7lY ) and others showing Grosse Pointe Park and Highland Park officers beating and kicking him.

Prosecutors are considering whether to charge the officers. Meanwhile, Jackson returns to court on March 3 to see if he will face trial on the carjacking charge and many other crimes.