03/25/2015 01:42 EDT | Updated 03/25/2015 01:59 EDT

Floyd Dent Beating: Detroit Police Officers Must Be Sacked, Protesters Demand

INKSTER, Mich. — More than 50 people have marched outside a Detroit-area police department to demand the firing of two white officers involved in the aggressive arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and punched in the head many times.

Video of the bloody arrest of 57-year-old Floyd Dent in January was aired by TV station WDIV on Tuesday.

Inkster Police Chief Vicki Yost met protesters Wednesday and said the incident is being investigated by Michigan State Police. She says the officers are on paid leave.

The Rev. Charles Williams II threatened to ``shut Inkster down until we get justice.''

Police treatment of black men has become a major issue in the U.S. in the aftermath of killings in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City.


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