Officer in George Floyd killing confronted at Cub Foods in viral video

J. Alexander Keung was released from jail Friday.
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J. Alexander Kueng, ex-cop involved in George Floyd killing.

One of the police officers involved in the George Floyd killing has found himself in the public eye again.

J. Alexander Keung, who was one of the cops fired and charged over Floyd's death, was shopping for groceries at a Cub Foods when someone recognized and confronted him — recording the encounter on their phone.

The video that resulted, in which Keung calmly answers questions as to why he's out in public, has gone viral, with nearly 30,000 views as of this writing.

You can watch it below:

The woman holding the phone tells Keung he doesn't "have the right to be here," and criticizes him for "comfortably shopping" after having been released from jail.

She also questions him as to how he got the money to secure bail.

Keung keeps his engagement with the woman to a minimum, explaining that he's "getting necessities." 

As the Star Tribune reports, Keung had been held on $750,000 bail, and was released from Hennepin County jail on Friday night.

The paper notes he's one of three former Minneapolis cops charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the Floyd case.

Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck, causing his death, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

His bail has been set at $1.25 million.

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