Former police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's again sentenced to larger than three years in jail

the earlier Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s again whereas one other officer kneeled on the Black man’s neck was sentenced Friday to a few-and-a-half years in jail.

J. Alexander Kueng pleaded responsible in October to a state rely of aiding and abetting second-diploma manslaughter. In change, a cost of aiding and abetting homicide was dropped. Kueng is already serving a federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights, and the state and federal sentence will probably be served on the identical time.

Kueng appeared at his sentencing listening to by way of video from a federal jail in Ohio. When given the prospect to deal with the courtroom, he declined.

Floyd died on might 25, 2020, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for 9-and-a-half minutes as Floyd repeatedly acknowledged he may not breathe and finally went limp. The killing, which a bystander recorded on video, sparked worldwide protests as an factor of a broader reckoning over racial injustice.

Kueng knelt on Floyd’s again all by way of the restraint whereas a third officer, Thomas Lane, held Floyd’s legs and a fourth, Tou Thao, stored bystanders from intervening. all of the officers have been fired and confronted state and federal fees.


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