J. Alexander Kueng Bio, Wiki
J. Alexander Kueng as one four Minneapolis police officers who were fired in connection with the George Floyd arrest, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. Two, Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao had been previously identified. Keung and Thomas Lane are the remaining two who had not been identified.
Officer Kueng does not appear in the City of Minneapolis or Minneapolis Police websites. Thomas Lane, a police cadet is shown as graduating to become a police cadet a little over a year in March of 2019, according to the city of Minneapolis’ records.
George Floyd Died in Police Custody
Floyd died in police custody after the Minneapolis Police Department described him as suffering “medical distress.” However, the arrest was captured in a viral and very disturbing video that showed Floyd lying prone and handcuffed on the ground as a police officer kneeling on his neck for more than seven minutes.
Two Officers were Seen for the most part of the video
The previously identified officers in the video were Derek Chauvin, who continued kneeling on Floyd’s neck even after Floyd appeared to become non-responsive, and Tou Thao, who was seen in the video interacting with bystanders as they Floyd pleaded with officers to intervene because Floyd couldn’t breathe.
The statement from the police also said that Floyd “physically resisted officers” after he had exited his vehicle. However, video from a nearby restaurant showed Floyd complying with officers.
The Four Officers were Fired
Mayor Jacob Frey announced Tuesday on Twitter that all four officers were fired, calling that decision “the right call.” Chauvin was involved in three officer-involved shootings before this incident and Thao received multiple complaints and was accused of using excessive force in a prior incident.
Four responding MPD officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated.
This is the right call.
— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) May 26, 2020
Frey has also called for Chauvin to face charges while speaking to a group of reporters Wednesday, saying “I can’t see coming to a different answer there and I think it’s incumbent upon all of us to say that,” local TV station KARE-11 reported:
We watched for five, whole excruciating minutes as a white officer firmly pressed his knee into the neck of an unarmed, handcuffed black man. I saw no threat, I saw nothing that would signal that this kind of force was necessary. By the way, that particular technique that was used is not authorized by the MPD, it is not something officers are trained on and should not be used period … We are not talking about a split-second decision that was made incorrectly; there are somewhere around 300 seconds in those five minutes, every one of which the officer could have turned back, every second of which, he could have removed his knee from George Floyd’s neck.
The FBI is also investigating the case, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.