A video shows one of the police officers charged in George Floyd's death being confronted while grocery shopping and asked 'do you feel any remorse?'
J. Alexander Kueng, one of the former police officers charged with George Floyd's death, was faced in a grocery store in Minnesota.
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via Reuters; YouTube / Inside Edition
A popular video shows one of the police officers accused of George Floyd's death being confronted in a grocery store in Plymouth, Minnesota.
J. Alexander Kueng, who was charged with second-degree murder, was released on bail last Friday and discovered shortly afterwards while shopping.
The woman who filmed the confrontation asked Kueng if he felt remorse or if he would apologize.
Kueng told the women that he "understood" why she was upset, but was silent most of the time.
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One of the former Minneapolis police officers accused of George Floyd's death was seen in a popular video that was encountered while shopping at a grocery store in Plymouth, Minnesota.
26-year-old J. Alexander Kueng was one of the four officers released by the Minneapolis police who were charged after Floyd's death. He was only on his third day of work on May 25 when his colleague Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for about eight minutes and killed him.
Kueng, who was seen on video footage that pushed Floyd to the ground at one point, was accused of supporting and promoting second-degree murder. He was released from Hennepin County prison on June 19 after paying $ 750,000 bail.
It is unclear when Kueng was confronted in the store and the original tweet that posted the video is no longer visible.
The video, which was recorded by other social media accounts and local media, showed Kueng, who was holding and stopping some groceries to speak to the woman who recognized him and asked for his name.
"Oh. Yes, I am," he replied.
When the woman noticed that Kueng was "out of jail and conveniently shopping in Cub Foods as if you hadn't done anything," Kueng replied, "I wouldn't call it" convenient. "I would just say get the bare essentials - or to help. "
"I don't think you should be right. I don't think you should be on bail," said the woman.
"I can understand that," Kueng replied. "I'm sorry you feel that way."
Kueng was silent while the woman asked him to apologize
The video also showed Kueng and another man going to a self checkout kiosk and paying for their things while the woman continued filming.
"Did you think people wouldn't recognize you? Honestly, didn't you? You have no right to be here. You killed someone in cold blood," she said. "Do you feel remorse for what you did? Do you?"
Kueng once replied that he would pay for his things and leave, then remained silent while the woman continued filming.
"You don't want to apologize? You don't want to say anything? No? Because this video will be on the Internet," she said. "You won't be able to live comfortably in Minnesota - or anywhere else."
This combination of photos, provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.
Kueng's lawyer, Thomas Plunkett, has defended his client's behavior in the media and told NBC News that Kueng had raised concerns during Floyd's violent arrest and said to his colleagues, "You shouldn't."
Police records obtained from the Associated Press showed that Kueng first entered the police department in February 2019, but did not become a full-time officer until December of this year.
Plunkett told the Associated Press that Kueng, who is black, grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood in Minneapolis and became a police officer because he "wanted to make his community a better place."
Kueng will appear in court on June 29. He has not appealed yet.
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