Detroit carjacking suspect suing police over 'rough arrest'

Man seeks $1 million in lawsuit against officers, 2 cities


DETROIT – A Detroit carjacking suspect is suing two police officers over their conduct during his arrest that was recorded by a witness.

Andrew Jackson Jr. was arrested Jan. 12 by Grosse Pointe and Highland Park officers assigned to a regional auto-theft unit.

A woman recorded the arrest on her cellphone from inside her home. It shows Jackson being kicked and beaten by the officers.

Michigan State Police conducted an investigation into the officers' conduct and turned it over to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, which will determine if any charges are issued for the officers.

According to court documents obtained by Local 4, Jackson is asking for more than $1 million.

Read: Lawsuit filed over 'rough arrest'

"Mr. Jackson did not resist the arrest and followed all commands of the police officers. During the arrest, and after being handcuffed while face down on the ground, Mr. Jackson was severely kicked and beaten by the defendants," the lawsuit reads.

Jackson said he suffered injuries to his head, eye, ribs and legs. He's accusing the officers of gross negligence, deliberate indifference and violation of due process.

Also listed as defendants in the lawsuit is the City of Highland Park and the City of Grosse Pointe.

Jackson is due in court on March 3to determine whether he'll face trial on charges of carjacking, armed robbery and other crimes.