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J. Alexander Kueng: 5 Things About Officer Charged With Aiding & Abetting In George Floyd’s Death

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J. Alexander Kueng, one of the officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd, has been arrested and charged.
Former Minneapolis Police Department officer J. Alexander Kueng was charged on June 3 with “aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter” over his involvement in the May 25 death of George Floyd, according to CNN. This comes days after Derek Chauvin, one of the other three MPD officers fired over George’s killing, was charged with third-degree murder and one count of manslaughter. Those counts were elevated to second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree murder are punishable by up to 40 years in prison, according to CNN. Manslaughter and aiding and abetting manslaughter are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
In the video of George’s death, Chauvin the officer pinning George to the ground with his knee on the back of the black man’s neck. Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng allegedly held George’s legs and back, respectively, while Tou Thao instructed onlookers to “get back on the sidewalk. George Floyd’s death sparked a massive amount of outrage, which was followed by numerous protests against systemic racial oppression and police brutality.

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