J Alexander Kueng’s defenses: Self defense, reasonable force, authorized use of force

J. Alexander Kueng, George Floyd

J. Alexander Kueng, George Floyd

J Alexander Kueng, 26, will rely upon the doctrines of self defense, reasonable use of force and authorized use of force at trial. The Nigerian-American former cop’s lawyer Thomas C. Plunkett filed his Rule 9 disclosure in district court in Minnesota, United States on June 29, 2020 at 12:28 p.m.

Involved in George Floyd’s lethal arrest, Kueng is charged with aiding and abetting an unintentional second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter. Here is a copy of the former Minneapolis Police Department officer’s Rule 9 Disclosure:

  • Plaintiff: State of Minnesota
  • Defendant: J. Alexander Kueng
  • Court File No.: 27-CR-20-12953


TO: The State of Minnesota and the Prosecuting Attorney in the above-entitled case. Pursuant to Rule 9.02 of the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, Defendant makes the following disclosures:

I. I hereby inform you that the Defendant intends to rely upon the following defenses at trial:

  • Not Guilty
  • Self Defense
  • Reasonable Force (Minn. Stat. 609.066)
  • Authorized use of Force (Minn. Stat. 609.06)

II. Defendant presently intends to call the following witnesses at trial:As noted in the Complaint and attachments and as listed or mentioned in disclosures sent to the State and in particular: TBA

III. Defense witnesses’ criminal records known to me: As noted in the State’s file.

IV. Documents and tangible objects: As noted in the states file and as listed or mentioned in disclosures sent to the State.

V. Reports of examinations and tests: As noted in the State’s file and as disclosed to the State.

VI. Defendant’s criminal record known to me: As noted in the State’s file

VII. Defendant requests the criminal records of All witnesses.

VIII. Defendant does not waive any rights to confrontation of witnesses, and unless otherwise stipulated, demands the appearance of all prosecution witnesses at trial.

Dated: June 29, 2020

Respectfully submitted,

  • Thomas C. Plunkett (signed)
  • Attorney No. 260162
  • Attorneys for Defendant
  • 101 East Fifth Street, Suite 1500 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States 55101
  • Phone: (651) 222-435

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