The police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd receives bad news from his wife. After offering condolences for the death of George Floyd, the policeman’s wife has filed for divorce. Lawyers for the wife of the police officer involved in the murder of George Floyd confirmed the divorce.
The wife of the police officer accused in the death of George Floyd has asked for a divorce, according to her lawyers.
In an Insider report released near the end of Friday, Derek Chauvin’s wife, the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, was said to have petitioned for a divorce, his lawyers said in a statement.
“Tonight, I spoke to Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by the death of mr. Floyd and her greatest sympathy is with his family, with his loved ones and with all those who are suffering from this tragedy. She has requested the dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin, ”announced Kellie Chauvin’s attorneys.
“While Ms. Chauvin does not have children with her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elderly parents and her entire family have security and privacy during this difficult time, ”they added.
NEW: Kellie Chauvin, the wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was charged in the death of George Floyd, has announced she is “devastated” over the situation and is divorcing her husband https://t.co/HZfnDyTuHo
– The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 30, 2020
Dereck Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes while arresting him on Monday. George Floyd stopped responding during the arrest and was later pronounced dead.
“Please, please, please, I can’t breathe,” George Floyd can be heard saying in a video recorded during his detention. “Don’t kill me,” he pleaded as the policeman continued to pin his knee against the victim’s neck.
“Relax,” replied the police.
Dereck Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder and third-degree manslaughter, Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman announced at a press conference on Friday afternoon. Dereck Chauvin and three other officers involved in the arrest were fired Tuesday.
“This is by far (the) fastest time we’ve charged a police officer,” Freeman said.
George Floyd’s family then released a statement, calling for more serious charges against Police Chauvin.
Wife of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin files for divorce after her husband was charged with George Floyd’s murder !!!
Kellie Chauvin, the wife of ex-Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce after her husband was arrested and c… https://t.co/s0HwroTig1 pic.twitter.com/aFjxVDix9z
– GoldMyne (@GoldmyneTV) May 30, 2020
“The arrest of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal murder of George Floyd is a welcome, but delayed, step on the road to justice. We were expecting a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge, ”the family said through their attorney, Ben Crump.
“And we want to see the other officers arrested,” the statement added. “We ask the authorities to review these charges to reflect the true guilt of this officer. The pain that the black community feels for this murder and what it reflects on the treatment of black people in the United States is raw and is spreading on the streets of the United States, ”the statement said.
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