Protesters march against police brutality in Inkster

Protesters take their fight to the streets of Inkster as state police continue to investigate Inkster officers in controversial arrest.

Hundreds of people marched down Michigan Avenue and demanded change within the city's police department. It's the latest in a string of protests fueled by anger over the police beating of Floyd Dent. 

On Friday, hundreds marched to call for an end to police brutality. Chanting for justice and calling the police 'modern day terrorists', protesters demanded change. The 57-year-old auto worker was pulled from his car, beaten, tased, and arrested in Inkster in January. He says not only all that, but police also planted drugs in his car.

Dent said he's overwhelmed by the support.

"Right now, I'm speechless. I never thought I would have to live 57 years to go through this but I'm proud of support and all people on my side." Dent told FOX 2's Ingrid Kelley 

Dent and his attorney allege not only abuse by police but that an Inkster officer also planted drugs inside his car during the traffic stop..

Organizers of the march are demanding change and believe it will come.

"The Inkster officers who committed this crime are still getting paid," Rev. Charles Williams II  with the Michigan Chapter of National Action Network said. "We believe that there's going to be justice and justice means these officers will be gone and they will be prosecuted." 

Some protesters are calling on even more drastic measures for the officers, saying they should be deported. 

The investigation is still ongoing and police are calling on the community for patience.

"We can't go and take a look at a video tape that isn't even the whole piece of evidence and jump to conclusions. We're telling people just be patient, let system work and we'll get results you're looking for." Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said.

But protesters say they don't have confidence in the system and are calling on federal intervention. That has not happened yet, however, a Michigan Democrat asked for the Department of Justice to intervene.

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. is calling on the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the police beating of Floyd Dent in Inkster.

The Michigan Democrat issued a letter to Attorney General Holder asking the DOJ to investigate.
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