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Body Cam Man Dies After Arrest, Screaming ‘I can’t breathe’

Phoenix police released body camera footage Thursday of a man who died after being arrested. The footage was taken at the Maryvale Community Center near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road earlier this month. It shows the arrest of 43-year-old Muhammad Abdul Muhaymin, who struggled with officers as he was escorted out of the facility. The video shows Muhaymin was combative with as many as eight officers during his arrest and continued to act violently after being placed in two pairs of handcuffs. While being restrained by police, he can be heard saying “I can’t breath” as officers urge him to calm down. After he was arrested, Muhaymin showed signs of medical distress — including vomiting — and officers attempted to help him. In the video, several officers can be heard saying, “Call fire,” an instruction to contact the fire department for medical help. Muhaymin was hospitalized but later died.

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