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J Alexander Kueng biography: 13 things about Minneapolis cop involved in George Floyd controversy

J. Alexander Kueng, George Floyd

J. Alexander Kueng, George Floyd

J Alexander Kueng was one of the four Minneapolis Police Department officers involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd. The others were Derek Michael Chauvin, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane.

On May 25, 2020, an employee at Cup Foods at 3759 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States called the Minneapolis Police Department to report a customer who was trying to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill. Apparently, Floyd matched the suspect’s descriptions so he was arrested by Chauvin, Thao, Lane and Kueng.

It was Kueng and Lane who arrived first during the arrest of Floyd while Chauvin and Thao followed minutes later in a separate squad car. Kueng was the one holding Floyd’s back while Chauvin was kneeling on the arrestee’s neck.

Several bystanders witnessed the deadly encounter, which was streamed live on Facebook. As shown in the video, Floyd was lying face down on the street next to the squad car’s rear passenger wheel while repeatedly telling the cops he could not breathe.

 

Chauvin put his left knee on Floyd’s neck for a total of 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after the arrestee was non-responsive.

While Chauvin was kneeling on Floyd’s neck, Kueng and Lane were holding the arrestee. On the other hand, Thao was dealing with the eyewitnesses.

“I couldn’t find one,” Kueng told his colleagues after checking Floyd’s pulse when the arrestee started to lose consciousness. Paramedics arrived and took the unconscious arrestee to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where he was pronounced dead.

On May 26, 2020, the Minneapolis Police Department terminated Chauvin, Thao, Lane and Kueng. Kueng’s file indicated that he was fired for substandard performance, misconduct and violations of the city’s use-of-force policy, including failure to stop another officer from applying inappropriate force.

Prior to this, Kueng, who is represented by Thomas C. Plunkett, had no disciplinary records as a Minneapolis Police Department officer. Here are 13 facts about the former rookie cop:

  1. Born on October 8, 1993 to certified registered nurse anesthetic John Dennis Kueng and math teacher Joni L. Kueng. The father is Nigerian while the mother is white.
  2. He has four adoptive siblings namely Jordan Kueng, Taylor Kueng, Radiance Kueng and Matthew Kueng. Radiance and Taylor were both born in 1999 and the latter identify as non-binary.
  3. He is 5’11”.
  4. He speaks, reads and writes Russian.
  5. In 2012, he graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. He was the captain of the soccer team when he was in high school and he played for the Cruz Azul Minnesota soccer soccer club.
  6. He went to Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York, USA to play soccer and study business but he quit after having surgery on both knees.
  7. He briefly stocked shelves at a Target.
  8. From 2014 to 2017, he worked as an asset protection detective at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis.
  9. In 2017, he became a community service officer.
  10. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in sociology of law and criminology.
  11. While studying in the University of Minnesota, he worked a security monitor, escorting students to and from different locations around campus.
  12. He joined the Minneapolis Police Department as a cadet in February 2019, was licensed in August 2019 and was hired as a police officer in December 2019.
  13. He had a girlfriend who is of Hmong descent.

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    • Not EVERY cop is racist you stupid fuck. He was a rookie, he probably didn’t know what to do. Should he have done more? Absolutely, but again he was a rookie, following an order given by a veteran cop. You don’t undermine authority in law enforcement. He probably was probably scared and intimidated didn’t know what to do. That doesn’t make him racist. You don’t have the guts to put on a police uniform. Maybe learn about the profession before you make ignorant comments.

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      • He committed murder, along with his colleagues. I do t care if he was racist. He was just as much a murderer as Chauvin and the other one. “Fear” of your superior doesn’t cause one to commit murder. You sound like the Nazis after WWII, “just following orders”. Perhaps you are a crypto Nazi. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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      • Hey Kell—WTF DOES BEING A ROOKIE COP HAVE TO DO WITH IT!!!!?!?!?!?WHEN YOUR PARTNER IS KILL A MAN ON THE STREET IN BROAD DAYLIGHT YOU DO NOT NEED FUCKING TRAINING TO STOP HIM. THAT IS A BITCH ASS POINT-OF-VIEW, AND ONE FROM A ENTITLED FUCKING WHITE BOY, WHICH I KNOW YOUR DUMB ASS IS. YOUR RACE ARE A BUNCH DEVIL/FREAKING BEAST THAT SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WALK THIS EARTH. MAYBE, YOU LEARN THE FUCKING POLICE PROFESSION, WHAT THREAT WAS MR. FLOYD DOING, HE WAS HAND CUFFED, PINNED BETWEEN THE UNDERSIDE OF A CAR+TIRE WITH 4 PLUMB PIGS HOLDING YOU DOWN. GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WITH THIS BULL SHIT. YOU FUCKING DEVIL.

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      • Your inappropriate tone aside. You actually have a point. He was inexperienced. Maybe intimidated, bullied and want to show out for a senior officer. I think that was a racial dynamic them on the officers themselves. Which makes it especially sad because these guys are going away for a very long time. Because the guy who,commented below you is right too. What do you call a guy who is bullied, cowed or manipulated into committing a crime? A criminal.

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      • gosh, for someone who is trying to educate others, you’re angry and rude.

        he may not be ~racist~ by whatever your definition is, but he contributed to the murder of a black man that he was supposed to serve and protect.

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      • …and You’re an *ID-DEE-IT! [NO NEED TO REPLY I WON’T ANSWER @You Using Him BEING A Rookie As An Excuse–PHfssH] Like Bugs Says: What An Ultra MaaRooon!

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      • You as stupid as your fucking comment he is a killer along with those basted that killed him . No not all police 👮🏽‍♀️ are killers just 89 percent is so burn in hell with gasoline Draws on . Poor man died for no fucking reason Black lives matters

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  1. It’s very apparent Chauvin was enjoying this and his fucktarded thugalicious Nazi partners were an accessory …
    Hang them all and give them the electric chair
    #turnthelighteningloose

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    • They were rookies. One of them questioned him TWICE but was shut down. They followed orders. Maybe you should be a rookie cop before you start making comments. Doesn’t excuse them for not doing more, but doesn’t make them racist either. That’s the problem in this country, people throwing the word around the confetti every time something doesn’t go there way.

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      • Rookie cops are sworn to serve and protect. “On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE COURAGE TO HOLD MYSELF AND OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS.” That is verbatim part of their oath.
        (please note the correct spelling of their)

        No one was served, no one was protected, and someone was murdered, and are about to be held accountable. They all deserve the same charges/punishment.

        If you think this had nothing to do with race, and that these men aren’t racist, YOU are a part of the problem, not the solution, please educate yourself.

        https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/08/police-officer-shootings-gun-violence-racial-bias-crime-data/595528/

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      • Doctors, Nurses, CPAs, pilots, there are lot of other jobs that require more education, more training and stricter licensing requirements. Yet even if a rookie does something wrong he/she cannot use the “I was just following orders” excuse. A rookie doctor knows something is wrong but still follows his superior and the patient dies then he/she could lose her license and even face civil/criminal penalties.

        Rookie cop is not a big deal. Any Tom, Dick and Harry with an inflated ego could do that job. He may or may not be a racist but he is definitely a guy who just did not use his brains and just went along. All for a $20 counterfeit bill which George Floyd may not have been aware of.

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      • Hello Kelly, I don’t know if any of those cops were racist, and that is beside the point. I believe the George Floyd murder is about police brutality and excessive force. Being a rookie cop does not neglect you from speaking up when you see your fellow officer using excessive force. It’s been said that one of the officers did speak up about rolling Mr. Floyd over, but Chauvin said No. So all officers continued to murder Mr. Floyd. I never heard anybody wanting to show off to their superior by helping to commit a crime unless they were a Gang Member, part of a Mafia Crime Family or some other crime. The bottom line is, Police can’t be trusted if they operate in a way that breaks the laws in which they took an oath to withhold.

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  2. Definite Murder charge for Derek Chauvin. You can tell in the photo he’s got a cocky attitude and gets something out of being in charge. Firing is NOT ENOUGH !! As far as the other 3 they need to be charged as accessories in this blatant display of over empowerment, causing the death of George Floyd ! To stand around and DO NOTHING is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Murder charges need to be filed ASAP !

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    • Oh Mr Chauvin is not that cocky anymore. If what I’m reading is correct, he either holed up in his squallid little house or fled it altogether.

      A worm is nothing when stripped of his badge and gun.

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      • Smh unknowledgeable people that have NO clue how law enforcement or the law works should keep their comments to themselves. Explain to me what it’s like to be a rookie cop. I’ll wait.

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  3. Stop trying to humanize this accomplice to murder. How dare you! WTF cares what he liked to do in his spare time?? An innocent man was murdered in cold blood and he is also responsible.

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    • He was a rookie, he didn’t know what to do. NOT defending him and YES he should have done more, but when people don’t understand the profession or what being a rookie in law enforcement entails, then don’t comment. TWO rookies were with asshole Chauvin. One of them questioned him TWICE and was shut down. They were following orders. I’m sure they didn’t intend to kill him. They should have done more, but what were they supposed to do?

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      • I remember being a ”rookie” teacher back in 1974. Sure, the job was challenging, but I focused on what I was hired to do: teach them to the best of my and their abilities. I taught for over 30 years, and never once during my career did I ever forget or violate the training I’d received at the University of GA on how to teach and interact with students. Each year we received guidance that was handed down to us from the state. We were expected to never forget the guidance, and I never did. I made sure that all of my students could understand that I really cared about them, and I always treated all of them the same. I’d stay after school if they needed help no matter which racial, ethnic, or religious group they were members of. See, I’d been raised under Jim Crow in the South, which means I understand exactly what if feels like when one person is not afforded the same treatment all others enjoy. I still run into some of my former students from time to time, and they all thank me for being the kind of teacher I was to them. I was tough on them when they I needed to be, but I never treated some of them differently due to superficial characteristics, and most of all, I loved them all, even the ones who would give me a hard time at times by acting out.

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      • OK! So, I guess when rookie pilots fly into a mountain, we will all be like…”Ok, well we should understand. He was a rookie!” Stop posting this crap on every thread! There are certain jobs that being a rookie MAKES NO DAMN FUCKING DIFFERENCE! Get out of here!

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    • How about no. LEARN HOW LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKS!! The rookie questioned Chauvin TWICE and was shut down. They were following orders. That asshole Chauvin wasn’t moving no matter what they did. With their inexperience they probably didn’t know what to do. Learn something.

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  4. He was a rookie so was the other guy, they TRIED to do something but were shut down. They were given an order by a veteran officer and they followed it. People that don’t understand law enforcement think they know it all. They probably didn’t know what to do. Doesn’t make them racist. And no I’m NOT defending him, he should have done something and they TRIED. The asshole cop wasn’t moving no matter what they did. That’s not Kueng’s fault or the other rookie cop

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    • Gang members routinely used underage juveniles to commit murders. The murderer’s excuse was that they were only following orders and as kids they did not understand. Some of them were as young as 14 or 15. Once they started charging them as adults their excuses stopped. These guys were adults, rookie or not. They definitely should have used their brains. Murderers they may not be but definitely accessories to that.

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    • Didn’t you know all these civil rights attorneys, lawyers, and legal analysts were disease experts last week? 🙂

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  5. At the very least all 4 should be arrested and charged with being an assessory to murder. Fact is, they took an active part in the same way as a person who gives his friend a lift in his car and that friend shoots someone or robs a store. Both the shooter and the driver will be arrested.

    That a man died in the discharge of their duties should be paramount and they should be made to give an account of their actions. Let the law courts decide whether they are guilty as charged, guilty of a lesser charge or innocent.

    That not every one of the four people involved was arrested is a miscarriage of justice and one of the reasons why there are curfews in 40 USA cities. Surely the liberty of four people who took part in the murder of a man is less important than the thousands of businesses that have been disrupted and tens of lives subsequently lost and injured.

    The right thing to do is to ensure that none of them are allowed to “disappear” and undermine the trial. They have to be available to say who did what, who said what and give an account of what occurred

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  6. TURN YOURSELF IN HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH ALL THESE RIOTS BEING YOU AND THE OTHER COPS FAULTS AS WELL MURDER 1st DEGREE!!!!!

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  7. Reading some of the comments someone can understand why the world is f…. up. We are all hairless animals and apparently we behave as such.

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