The wife of the Minneapolis police officer, who is facing a murder charge in the death of George Floyd, asked for a divorce, the attorneys for the police confirmed to the US media.
According to statements by Kellie Chauvin’s legal representatives, the woman is “devastated” by the death of Floyd, an African-American man who died after spending more than eight minutes complaining about not being able to breathe when he had Police Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck. during an arrest.
“Her greatest sympathy goes to Floyd’s family, her loved ones and all who are suffering from this tragedy. She has requested the dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,” Sekula Law Offices said in a statement Friday night. .
“While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her older parents and her extended family have security and privacy during this difficult time,” the statement added.
Minnesota authorities confirmed the charges against Chauvin yesterday after multiple protests across the United States that erupted after the video of Floyd’s death was released.
In addition to the third-degree murder charge, the officer faces another for manslaughter. Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman reported on the charges after his office collected enough evidence as part of its investigation.
His arrest has failed to diminish protests demanding justice for Floyd and a stop to police abuse and racism.