Ex-Minneapolis officer Kueng sentenced to 3.5 years for state charge stemming from Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The former Minneapolis police officer who held down George Floyd’s back as one of his colleagues kneeled on Floyd’s neck has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.

J. Alexander Kueng pleaded guilty in October to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

He is already serving a federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights, and the state and federal sentence will be served at the same time.

Kueng appeared at his sentencing via a video feed from a federal prison in Ohio. When given the chance to address the court, he declined.