Mr. Abdullah Muflahi is the store owner at the location where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police officers two days ago. He witnessed the incident - and he also videoed it. That video of the shooting is not included here - only one in which Abdullah Muflahi is interviewed.
Naturally, now Mr. Muflahi is in the National (and even international) spotlight.
Here is but one key teaching point: Scratching or rubbing at or near the top of the head (with or without the removal of a hat) is a signal of Honest Anxiety. This nonverbal display is essentially never associated with deception. Note that at no time did Abdullah Muflahi touch his face.
Although Mr. Muflahi does display several nonverbal anxiety signals - his body language, facial expressions, words and paralanguage are consistent with him telling the truth. Only a small percentage of people could display this level of composure during an interview after witnessing such an event.
Take home point: Abdullah Muflahi is being honest in his description of his eyewitness account of the shooting of Alton Sterling.
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