Kellie Chauvin, the wife of ex-Minneapolis policeman , Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce after her husband was arrested and charged with murder of George Floyd.
Attorneys for Kellie Chauvin confirmed on Friday night that she is seeking the “dissolution of her marriage” to Chauvin.
“This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies together with his family, together 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 during 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 relatives tend safety and privacy during this difficult time.
Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter
in reference to Floyd’s death, which has prompted nationwide protests that have turned violent in several cites.
Three other officers were fired in connection to Floyd’s death, but they’re yet to be arrested or charged