The woman married to the now-arrested and charged former Minneapolis police officer who suffocated George Floyd with his knee, has announced through her lawyer that she’s filing for divorce.
According to CBS4 Minnesota, Kellie Chauvin, wife of Derek Chauvin, says through her lawyer that she’s “devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death.”
“…and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,” the statement from Sekula Law Office read.
“While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time,” the statement continued.
Chauvin, 44, was taken into custody in Minneapolis by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Friday. Rumors that he had gone to a home in Florida were reportedly not true.
Floyd, who is black, died after Chauvin kneeled on his neck while he was handcuffed on the ground. During the incident, Floyd repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.