“I Feared Police Would Destroy Video Of Them Shooting My Friend” – Shop Keeper


Baton Rouge shopkeeper recorded white cops killing Alton Sterling as he lay on the ground

Adbullah Muflahi, the 28-year-old shop keeper whose video of a black man being shot dead by police shocked millions has told how he trusted cops so little that he hid the phone it was taken on. He secretely hid away the iPhone on which he had recorded the final seconds of his friend Alton Sterling’s life because he feared the film would never be seen by the public.

He said he was ‘heartbroken’ by the incident, but was worried that the video would be withheld if police had realized the powerful images existed. Muflahi, a father of three, was questioned as a witness for three hours in a police car after the shooting in the early hours of Tuesday.

Speaking out: Abdullah Muflahi tells Daily Mail Online how he hid the iPhone 6 which captured Alton Sterling's last minutes because he feared it would be covered up

Weapon drawn: One of the officers is seen removing his handgun from its holster as Alton Sterling's head is raised from the ground

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