Officer Charged in George Floyd Case Hounded by Shopper After Posting Bail

J. Alexander Kueng, one of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in last month's death of George Floyd, was spotted and hassled by a woman who was videoing him as he waited to pay for some items at a food market.

Recently released from jail after posting bail, Kueng was seen at Club Foods in Plymouth, Minnesota, over the weekend, when the woman recognized him. She brought out her recording device and approached Kueng, according to the video.

"What's your name?" the woman asked Kueng, who was walking past her as he wore gray sweatpants, a gray long-sleeved T-shirt, and a gray ball cap. A beard covered his face, unlike the images when he had no facial hair while standing behind Floyd on the day the victim was in police custody.

When asked of his name, Kueng said: "Yeah, that's me." The woman said, "So you're out of prison," to which he acknowledged, "Yes."

She said: "And you're comfortably shopping in Club Foods, as if you didn't do anything?"

"I wouldn't call it comfortably," the former officer responded. "I would just say getting necessities."

Those "necessities" were a bag of Oreo cookies, a carton of milk, and a can of Reddi-wip.

The woman told him she didn't think he should be out on bail, to which he responded: "I understand that."

Then she asked him, "How does it feel?" His only answer was, "Sorry you feel that way."

"No, you're not sorry," the woman said back to him, as he turned and walked toward the check-out line. She followed him and continued videoing her conversation.

"Did you think people were not going to recognize you? Honestly, did you?" she asked. "You don't have the right to be here. You killed somebody in cold blood, you do not have the right to be here."

Kueng said: "I understand, and I'll get my stuff paid for."

She responded: "We don't want you to get your stuff. We want you to be locked up."

He walked to the counter and placed his items near the register. Then the woman kept badgering him.

"Do you feel any remorse for what you did?" she asked. "Do you?"

As he turned to try and respond, the woman can be heard saying loudly to the crowd, "This is the officer who was let out of jail today for shooting George Floyd. Or, I'm sorry, suffocating him."

"You're not going to be able to comfortably go around Minnesota like this," she said to Kueng. The woman said she pulled up his picture and knew it was him.

look who my sister caught at Cub Foods in Plymouth. J. Alexander Keung, one of the officers who lynched #GeorgeFloyd in cold blood.

— josiah (@jk3rd_) June 21, 2020

The four Minneapolis officers—including Kueng—were fired and later charged in Floyd's death, after Derek Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, while the other three officers were charged with aiding and abetting murder.

Kueng was released from jail Friday on $750,000 bail.

Kueng's attorney, Thomas Plunkett, issued a statement to Newsweek Sunday on his client's behalf in response to the incident at the food market: "Mr. Kueng is following all of the rules related to his release. He is trusting in the process and fully cooperating as this case moves forward."

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - JUNE 03: People visit a memorial at the site where George Floyd was killed on June 3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Scott Olson/Getty Images/Getty