One of the black police officers at the scene of the killing of George Floyd by a white officer in Minneapolis in May has a Nigerian father.
Alex Kueng who joined the police largely because he believed diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism.
New York Times reported that Mr Floyd, whose name has been painted on murals and scrawled on protest signs, has been laid to rest.
Mr Kueng, who faces charges of aiding and abetting in Mr Floyd’s death, is out on bail, hounded at the supermarket by strangers and denounced by some family members.
Long before Mr Kueng was arrested, he had wrestled with the issue of police abuse of black people, joining the force in part to help protect people close to him from police aggression. He argued that diversity could force change in a Police Department long accused of racism.