BREAKING NEWS: Second Minneapolis cop charged in George Floyd’s death is released from jail after posting bail
- J. Alexander Kueng, 26, was released from jail shortly before 7.30pm on Friday
- Kueng was being held in lieu of $750,000 bail prior to his release
- Kueng was the second officer involved in Floyd’s death to be released
J. Alexander Kueng
One of the former Minneapolis cops who have been charged in the death of George Floyd has been released from jail after posting bail.
J. Alexander Kueng, 26, was released from Hennepin County jail shortly before 7.30pm on Friday, the StarTribune reports.
He was being held in lieu of $750,000 bail prior to his release.
Kueng was the second officer involved in Floyd’s death to be released after Thomas Lane, 37, was freed.
Tou Thao remains behind bars, as does Derek Chauvin, who was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as he lost consciousness and stopped breathing on Memorial Day.
Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and arrested after Floyd’s death. He was initially charged with third-degree murder before that charge was upgraded to second-degree murder.
Chauvin’s bail was set to $1.25million. The three other officers were fired and have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
George Floyd (pictured) died on May 25 under then knee of Officer Derek Chauvin