Muhammad Muhaymin

Muhammad Muhaymin

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In January 2017, 43-year-old Muhammad Muhaymin Jr. died after Phoenix, Arizona police officers tried to arrest him after an incident at a community center.

The police said that the 43-year-old man had been causing trouble at the community center for quite a long time, and, finally, the man allegedly tried to attack one of the employees. The police officers who arrived at the scene struggled with him for several minutes before they managed to knock him to the ground and arrest him. The footage from the surveillance camera shows Muhaymin lying on the ground face down, and several officers pressed on top of him, holding him down. He had a cardiac arrest, and a few minutes later he died. After an internal investigation, the police department justified the actions of four officers.

However, in May 2021, Muhaymin’s family stated that they did not agree with this decision and filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, claiming that the police officers used excessive force, which led to his death. A petition demanding justice for the man has already gained more than 41 thousand signatures on the Internet.