Former MN Cop Gets 3.5 Years Over George Floyd Death

  • Former Minneapolis police officer J. Alexander Kueng on Friday received a three and one half year prison sentence for his involvement in the 2020 death of George Floyd.
  • Kueng previously pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting manslaughter, according to Reuters. He was one of four officers who attempted to arrest Floyd for allegedly using counterfeit currency.
  • Kueng, a rookie policeman and the only black officer on the scene, kept bystanders from intervening in the incident. He previously received a three-year sentence in July for violating Floyd’s civil rights. He will serve the sentences concurrently.
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