(RNS) — In the video, four Phoenix police officers are holding down Muhammad Muhaymin Jr.’s body on the asphalt, with at least one officer’s knee on his neck.
“Please, Allah!” Muhaymin cries.
“Allah?” one officer responds. “He’s not going to help you right now.”
Moments later, Muhaymin vomits and his body goes limp. “Yeah, he’s dead,” an officer confirms.
Civil rights advocates have publicly released body cam footage depicting the 2017 police killing of Muhaymin, a 43-year-old unarmed and disabled Black Muslim man who was handcuffed and repeatedly cried out “I can’t breathe.”
The nearly 10 minutes of footage shows the aftermath of Muhaymin’s arrest Jan. 4, 2017, after he attempted to bring his emotional support dog into the bathroom of a Maricopa County community center.