After being charged in the police killing of George Floyd and posting bail, one of the four ex-police officers was discovered shopping freely by an angry shopper. Recognizing that he was one of the officers involved in the Floyd killing, the shopper chastised him while filming his reaction on her mobile phone and posted it on social media.
J. Alexander Kueng, who was just freed after posting $750,000 bail, was allowed to leave the Hennepin County Jail on Friday night on “bond and conditional release.” He was seen shopping at Cub Foods in Plymouth, Minnesota, on Saturday. The encounter was posted by a Twitter user named Josiah, who claims his sister caught Kueng at the supermarket.
Thomas Plunkett, who is representing Kueng, has issued a statement to Newsweek Sunday: “Mr. Kueng is following all of the rules related to his release. He is trusting in the process and fully cooperating as this case moves forward.”
Kueng, 26, who was only working his third shift as a rookie police officer, was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter for not stopping police officer Derek Chauvin from killing Floyd. Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, leading to his death.
Fellow ex-police officer Thomas Lane was released on bail on June 10. Both ex-officers Chauvin, who has been charged with second-degree murder, and Tou Thao, the police officer seen on video holding back civilians who were trying to stop Chauvin from killing Floyd, remain in custody.
All four ex-cops are expected to make their next court appearance on June 29.