Walid said that despite Luqman's rhetoric, he was not dangerous. The Imam struggled to pay rent and heat at his mosque in Dearborn, and was evicted from a previous mosque for not paying rent. Walid says the police actions at the Detroit warehouse that day amounted to excessive force, borne out by the condition of Luqman's body when the medical examiner arrived.
The medical examiner's report says the body was cold when he arrived and rigor mortis had set in, so it was impossible to establish time of death.
The police dog named "Freddy," a Belgian Malinois, was airlifted to get medical attention, while Luqman's body was eventually taken by ambulance to the hospital, according to his son. Freddy was later honored with a memorial service.
It remains unclear how Luqman's jaw came to be broken and his face so badly lacerated or when he was handcuffed.
After viewing all the autopsy photos with the Wayne County Medical Examiner, Lena Masri, an attorney for CAIR Michigan, said she believes Luqman's body may have been moved from the original location where he was killed before the medical examiner arrived.
Luqman preached overthrowing the U.S. government and establishing Islamic law, but he was not charged with terrorism. Federal authorities used informants inside Luqman's mosque to gather evidence that he and his associates were dealing in stolen goods, and illegally possessed firearms, among other charges.
Eleven associates of Luqman were subsequently charged with some or all of the following crimes: conspiracy to commit federal crimes, being a felon in possession of firearms, possession of firearm with an altered serial number, tampering with vehicle identification numbers and aiding and abetting. When charged in court, all of the defendants refused to respond to a request to enter a plea, so the court entered a plea of not-guilty on their behalf.