Trial date set for carjacking suspect kicked by officers

DETROIT (AP) - A 51-year-old Detroit man seen in a video being punched and kicked by police during his arrest has been ordered to stand trial June 8 on carjacking, robbery and other charges.

The Detroit News says Judge Michael Hathaway set the trial date at Andrew Jackson's Wayne County Circuit Court arraignment Tuesday.

Jackson was arrested Jan. 12 by auto-theft unit officers. A woman made a video that was posted by the Detroit Free Press and other media showing Grosse Pointe Park and Highland Park officers beating and kicking him.

Prosecutors are reviewing a state police report on the beating. Jackson has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the officers.

Phyllis Knox says Jackson threatened to kill her grandsons unless she gave him her keys. Jackson denies being the carjacker.

Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015