Other Topics
    NewsUSAThe police officer who helped immobilize George Floyd is sentenced to three and a half years in prison

    The police officer who helped immobilize George Floyd is sentenced to three and a half years in prison

    Archive – George Floyd’s grave on the first anniversary of his death, January 25, 2021 – -/imageSPACE via ZUMA Wire/dpa – Archive

    The United States Justice has sentenced J. Alexander Kueng, one of the former Minneapolis Police officers who were involved in the death of George Floyd, to three and a half years in prison, who died of cardiac arrest in January 2020 after another officer, Derek Chauvin, squeezed her neck for more than nine minutes.

    As early as last October, when Kueng’s trial was to begin, he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter to try to get the state to drop the charges against him for aiding and abetting a crime. second degree manslaughter.

    Read Also:   Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, secrets and setbacks of a marriage full of love and talent

    Kueng is currently serving a three-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights on that fateful January 25, when the death of the US citizen in Minnesota sparked a wave of protests internationally, but especially in the United States, against racism and under the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ (‘Black lives matter’).

    For their part, the lawyers who defend the interests of the Floyd family have acknowledged in a statement that this sentence at the state level, which is added to the federal one, “offers justice.” “As the family faces another Christmas season without George, we hope moments like these continue to bring them some peace, knowing that George’s death was not in vain,” they said.

    Read Also:   US responds to North Korean missile launch with nuclear-capable bomber maneuvers

    Kueng, along with the aforementioned Chauvin, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane are the four Minneapolis Police officers involved in Floyd’s fateful arrest. Chauvin was already sentenced in June 2021 to 22.5 years in prison by a state court charged with multiple counts of murder. A state court also upheld a 21-year prison sentence.

    Kueng and Thao have been convicted of federal charges for the murder and have been found guilty of the charges of violating Floyd’s civil rights and failing to intervene to arrest Chauvin during his arrest maneuvers, according to the US chain CNN.

    Read Also:   Saudi Arabia strengthens the position of the crown prince by appointing him prime minister

    Lane, the fourth officer who held Floyd’s legs during the arrest, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the summer and was sentenced to three years in prison in September. He is serving that concurrently with a two-and-a-half-year federal sentence in Colorado.


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    Read More

    Donald Trump’s lawyer appears in court in case of confidential documents

    WASHINGTON— One of former President Donald Trump's lawyers arrived...

    Chicken made in the laboratory, one step away from being sold in the US

    Posted at 13:58 ET (17:58 GMT) Friday, March 24,...

    US Ambassador to the UN will travel to Ecuador and Costa Rica

    The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Linda...