Alex Kueng, one of the two black police officers at the scene of their white colleague’s killing of George Floyd has been identified to have a Nigerian father.
Kueng, according to local reports, has a white mother while the name Keung was said to be the corrupt form of King.
His role in the dastardly act that sparked protest across United States has brought anguish to his friends and family.
“It’s a gut punch,” Ms. Kueng said. “Here you are, you’ve raised this child, you know who he is inside and out. We’re such a racially diverse family. To be wrapped up in a racially motivated incident like this is just unfathomable.”
Two of Mr. Kueng’s siblings, Taylor and Radiance, both of whom are African-American, called for the arrests of all four officers, including their brother. They joined protests in Minneapolis.
Derek Chauvin, the officer, who placed his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, has been most widely associated with the case. He faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter; Mr. Kueng and two other former officers were charged with aiding and abetting the killing.
At 26, Mr. Kueng was the youngest and least experienced officer at the scene, on only his third shift as a full officer.