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Carjacking suspect kicked by officers due in circuit court

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A 51-year-old man seen in a video being punched and kicked by police during his arrest is expected back in court on carjacking, robbery and other charges.

Records show Andrew Jackson faces arraignment Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Jackson was arrested Jan. 12 by officers assigned to a regional auto-theft unit. The victim, Phillis Knox, made a video showing Grosse Pointe Park and Highland Park officers beating and kicking him.

Knox says no one should feel sorry for the man who was kicked and punched by police in an incident that was caught on camera.

She says the man allegedly terrorized her and thrust a gun in her face before taking her vehicle.

State police have submitted results of their investigation into the beating to the Wayne County prosecutor's office. Jackson has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the officers.

Knox testified during Jackson's preliminary examination that she was ordered to give up her cars keys while her grandsons were in the vehicle.

Jackson has denied being the carjacker.

Meanwhile, one of the two plain-clothed officers involved in the beating of the suspect is in hot water because of his past. He was formerly a sergeant with Highland Park Police. He was fired from the force after tasering his partner while the two were arguing over a beverage. He was then re-hired.

The Detroit Free Press says he was also fired from the Southgate Police force. He was fired after assaulting a mentally disabled man at a gas station.

The video posted on Facebook shows a man lying face down in the snow and shows officers beating him after he calls out, "Jesus."

One officer kneels on the man's back while warning him not to dare "calling Jesus."

The Detroit News quotes Grosse Pointe Park police Chief David Hiller as saying it appears the officers acted properly because the man had a gun in his waistband.

Detroit police Chief James Craig says Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy requested a state police investigation.

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