A video showing a shopper in Minnesota confronting one of the former police officers who stood by as Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, killing him, has the internet up in arms.
Although the four ex-cops involved in Floyd’s killing were fired, arrested, and charged after protests across the country demanded action, two of the officers have since been released on bond. One of them, J. Alexander Kueng, was spotted shopping at Cubs Food in Plymouth, Minnesota over the weekend.
The video was shared by @jk3rd_, who says the woman who took it, and can be heard confronting Kueng in the video, is his sister.
“I don’t think you should have that right,” the woman says, after Kueng confirms his identity and says he’s just shopping.
“You’re honestly in Cub Foods, comfortably shopping? Out of prison?” she asks as he moves to the self check out line. When he stops responding, she begins to call out his identity to other shoppers nearby.
Although public sentiment has been pretty firmly against all four officers, folks online appeared torn over the video and the confrontation.
Kueng was released from jail on Friday.
He was released on $750,000 bail, something the woman in the video questions him about several times to no response.
Kueng is facing charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, as are former officers Tou Thao and Thomas Lane, while Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Lane was released on bail on June 10, but Thao and Chauvin remain in prison at this time.