George Floyd: Wife Of Police Officer Who Knelt On Deceased Black Man’s Neck Files For Divorce
The wife of Derek Chauvin, the former police official, Kellie Chauvin who knelt on the neck of George Floyd (prior to his death), says she has filed for divorce.
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by her lawyer’s office, Sekula Law.
“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,” the legal firm’s statement read.
The family of Floyd has urged the Justice Department to review the charges against Chauvin from third degree murder to first degree.
In their statement on Friday, they also urged the government to apprehend the other police men seen in the video and charge them as well.