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Wife of fired Minneapolis cop charged with George Floyd’s murder files for divorce

Wife of fired Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, who was seen pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck is now filling for a divorce.

According to her attorneys, Kellie Chauvin is devastated with Floyd’s death and expressed her utmost sympathy to his family, loved ones and everyone grieving following his death as she revealed that she has filed for dissolution of her marriage.

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“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,” the Sekula Law Office said in a statement Friday night.

“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 added.

Chauvin was caught on camera kneeling on Floyd’s neck during his arrest until he became unresponsive and was later pronounced dead.

“Please, please, please, I can’t breathe, don’t kill me,” Floyd was heard pleading with the officer in a viral video.

Chauvin, 44, who was fired on Tuesday alongside three other officers involved in the death of Floyd was arrested on Friday, May 29 after protests escalated. He has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

According to the criminal complaint filed on Friday, prosecutors wrote that the officer kneeled Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds with two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Floyd passed out.

“Derek Michael Chauvin caused the death of George Floyd by his culpable negligence, creating an unreasonable risk and taking a chance of causing death or great bodily harm to George Floyd,” the complaint stated.

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Chauvin is currently being held at the adult detention center Ramsey County jail in St. Paul as he awaits his first court appearance on Monday.

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