Alexander Keung: Ex-cop charged in George Floyd death accosted by woman as he buys groceries while out on bail
J Alexander Keung was released from jail after posting a $750,000 bail on June 19. He was seen picking up groceries at a Cub Foods and confronted by an angry woman in a viral video
One of the four ex-Minneapolis cops who were charged in the death of George Floyd was accosted by a shopper while he was on a grocery run, according to a viral video. J Alexander Keung was released from jail after posting a $750,000 bail on Friday, June 19. He was seen picking up some groceries while at a Cub Foods located in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth when a fellow shopper recognized him and started to film him using her phone. Check out the video here.
The woman can be heard asking Keung, "What's your name?" as she approaches the 26-year-old in the tense video. The video was shared online by a social media user who had identified the shopper as their sister. Keung responds to the woman and says, "Oh, yeah, that's me" as she questions him. As Keung lingers for a brief minute to talk to her, the woman continues, "So you're out of prison, and you're comfortably shopping in Cub Foods, as if you didn't do anything."
While holding a packet of Oreos in his hands, Keung says, "I wouldn’t call it 'comfortably'. I'd just say getting necessities." However, the woman does not let up and has a lot to say while he and another man head towards the self-checkout line. The woman can be heard saying, "I don't think you should have that right. I don't even think you should be out on bail." Keung responded saying, "I can understand that. I'm sorry you feel that way."
Keung had been working his third shift as a cop when he helped in the arrest of 46-year-old Floyd. Former cop Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes despite Floyd repeatedly saying that he could not breathe. Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder in addition to second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers, Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, were charged with aiding and abetting murder.
Keung, who was able to post bail, continued to be questioned by the woman in the video while he checked out from the grocery store. The woman says, "You don't have the right to be here. You killed somebody in cold blood." She also asked Keung whether he felt any remorse or guilt for what he had done as he told her he wanted to finish shopping and leave. "We don’t want you to get your stuff. We want you to be locked up," she says to him.
The woman went on to say that his life would be miserable wherever he went and that he was lucky that people did not know his address. She shared, "You're not gonna be able to comfortably live in Minnesota or anywhere. And you will be going back to jail." The video is going viral across social media and has received a lot of attention.
The video got mixed reactions with some supporting the woman and others saying the confrontation was wrong. One such person shared, "What pisses me off the most is his attitude. He obviously feels no remorse whatsoever." Another supportive person wrote, "Ur sister's amazing for going up to this man's face, bless her soul." "He literally doesn't give a shit he killed someone. So much so he's not even worried about walking around...." commented another.
Other users were in disagreement and said, "I understand that this man could have done something to prevent the death of a person but I don't think we should prevent him from just shopping. He probably already has a lot of personal problems to deal with because of this. He didn't even argue with the woman." Another wrote, "This is wrong, I understand that this is one of the officer's involved, but if he made bail or they let him out until his trial, he has the right to shop and live his life the way he chooses until he goes to court, follow him around badgering him No."