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Who are Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng? The other officers charged in George Floyd’s death

THOMAS Lane and J Alexander Kueng are two of the disgraced MInneapolis police officers charged in connection with George Floyd's death.

Charges were brought against Lane, Kueng and Tou Thao on Wednesday.

Derek Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd's throat, was arrested several days after Floyd died in custody.

Who is Thomas Lane?

Lane was charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

He joined the department in February of 2019.

The 37-year-old Lane previously worked as a correctional officer at the Hennepin County juvenile jail and as a probation officer at a residential treatment facility for adolescent boys.

Who is J Alexander Kueng?

Kueng, hit with the same charges as Lane, also joined the MPD in February of last year.

He was a 2018 graduate of the University of Minnesota where he worked part-time on campus security.

He also worked as a theft-prevention officer at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis while he was in college.

What is aiding and abetting murder?

An aiding and abetting charge accuses someone of helping another person in the commission of a crime.

A conviction on that charge could lead to a prison sentence and a fine.

All four former police officers face up to 40 years in prison.

What was the murder charge against Derek Chauvin?

Chauvin is accused of second-degree murder after the charge was upgraded on Wednesday.

Second-degree murder is when a person commits a felony crime, and as a result, causes death - without intent.

Floyd died on Memorial Day while being arrested by Chauvin and other officers in Minneapolis.

“Officer Chauvin’s restraint of Mr. Floyd in this manner for a prolonged period was a substantial causal factor in Mr. Floyd losing consciousness, constituting substantial bodily harm, and Mr. Floyd’s death as well," reads the criminal complaint.

Chauvin's wife has filed for divorce.

What happened in the video of George Floyd?

Chauvin is seen with his knee on Floyd's neck as the black man struggles to breathe.

Authorities say the former officer had his knee there for nearly nine minutes.

Floyd, who was 46, later died.

“He died because he was starving for air,” lawyer Ben Crump said Wednesday.

“He needed a breath. So we are demanding justice.

"We expect all of the police officers to be arrested before we have the memorial here in Minneapolis, Minnesota, tomorrow.”

Floyd's girlfriend says she is heartbroken by his death.

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