The wife of the Ex-Minneapolis police officer who knelt down on the neck of George Floyd and later was arrested with the charges of third-degree murder, has filed for divorce.
Confirming the matter to ABC, Kellie Chauvin said through her attorney that she would like to express condolences to Floyd's family and added she has filed for dissolution of her marriage. She also requested for privacy from the protesters and media for her and her family.
Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death. Three other officers were fired in connection to Floyd's death, but they have not been taken into custody or charged as of Friday night.
Kellie Chauvin's full statement released by her attorney is below -
"This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is 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. 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."