Meet Joni Kueng; she is the mother of J. Alexander Kueng the former Minneapolis Police Officer, who along with Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, and Toa Thao was caught on video arresting George Floyd.
Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing.
J. Alexander Keung is the youngest of four police officers fired from the department following George Floyd’s death; initially only Chauvin faced third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges, later elevated to second-degree murder.
Kueng, Lane, and Thao were subsequently charged.
Neither Thomas Lane the grandson of former Minneapolis Police Donald Mealey or Keung had prior complaints on their records; unlike Thao who was accused of using excessive-use-of-force in 2017, the lawsuit that was subsequently settled out of court for $25,00.
5’11” J. Alexander Kueng, born in October 1993, in Minneapolis. He is one of the children born to Joni L. Kueng, 56, and John Dennis Kueng
Officer Kueng has three siblings, sister Taylor, 21, and brothers, Jordan and Matthew, 27. Before joining the police department Alexander Kueng was a defensive midfielder for Cruz Azul Minneapolis soccer club; he attended Patrick Henry High School.
From Kueng own Words
I’m J. Alex Kueng, please just call me Alex for short, I’m 6 feet tall and weigh around 170lbs I personally think I have some quick legs under me.
I don’t have a preference of where I want to go to college and I’m undecided for what I want to major in I just know that I absolutely wanna play soccer for college.
I first got my strong desire to play soccer In 8th grade and since I started late I had alot of catching up to do until able to play at a level that was equal with my teammates. Let me say that’s not easy.
My teammates have always been phenomenal players. While also being fantastic players, they have also been great examples of what an exemplary player is.
One who is a great leader; works hard for himself and the team. But above all shows great sportsmanship on and off the field regardless of the result of the game.
I took those lessons with me into my high school years, because of that I’ve been captain since sophomore year due to my great leadership, sportsmanship, and being so dedicated I’m rarely seen without a soccer ball at my feet.
My athletic goals are to play college soccer as a starter from my freshman year and beyond at the highest level I can manage so I can continually improve my game and become a great player and teammate.
Kueng joined the police department on December 18, 2017; in august 2019, he was licensed.
George Floyd’s Arrest & Murder
He and Officer Lane were the first to arrive at the scene after receiving a call about a customer who was trying to pay with a counterfeit $20 bill.
Kueng was who handcuffed Mr. Floyd, took him out his car, and walked with his to a side of the sidewalk before Thao and Chauvin arrived.
He held down George Floyd by his back, Lane took his legs; J. Alexander Kueng was who ultimately checked Mr. Floyd’s pulse and told them he didn’t get one. However, neither of them moved from their positions until the ambulance arrived.
Officer Kueng’s mother Joni Kueng was born on September 9, 1963. Joni is a math teacher at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School. It seems. that her husband John Kueng is a certified registered nurse anesthetic at Mercy Hospital in **** Rapids, MN.
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