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One of the police officers charged over the death of George Floyd in the US has been confronted while shopping for groceries.

One of the police officers charged over the death of George Floyd in the US has been confronted while shopping for groceries.

J. Alexander Kueng was one of four people charged after Mr Floyd's death.

Mr Floyd's death was captured on video by bystanders, sparking widespread protests and calls for police reform across the US and internationally.

Mr Kueng was released on a US$750,000 ($1.09m) bail on Friday night.

The new video shows Mr Kueng shopping at what the poster claimed was Cub Foods in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The woman - who the poster claimed was his sister - accused Mr Kueng of killing Mr Floyd in "cold blood".

Mr Kueng does not speak much in the video, saying he can "understand" the woman's anger.

"Sorry you feel that way," he said.

He did not respond when asked if he felt any remorse over Mr Floyd's death, or if he wanted to apologise.

"You will be going back to jail," the woman said.

"Trust. Trust."

The video has been shared more than 44,000 times.

The footage of Mr Floyd's death showed then-police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on Mr Floyd's neck while he was on the ground outside a police vehicle.

Mr Floyd repeatedly said he couldn't breathe and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Mr Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder. The other three officers at the scene, Mr Kueng among them, were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Mr Chauvin's bail was set at US$1.25 million ($1.8 million). Like his three colleagues, he was offered a reduced bail if he agrees to certain conditions, including that he not work in security or law enforcement, not have contact with Mr Floyd's family, not leave Minnesota and surrender all firearms and permits.

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If he posts bail, his release would be supervised.

The other three officers were each held on US$1 million ($1.45 million) bail but it could be lowered to US$750,000 with conditions.

With CNN.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/george-floyd-ex-police-officer-j-alexander-kueng-charged-over-death-confronted-shopping-in-viral-video/243ec7a2-61a9-4d46-9ae2-d952d6f9b1b7

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