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Wife of Minneapolis Police officer charged in George Floyd's death files for divorce

Derek Chauvin. Photo: Ramsey County Jail. Derek Chauvin.

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Updated: May 29, 2020 10:09 PM
Created: May 29, 2020 10:07 PM

The wife of the fired Minneapolis Police officer who has been arrested and charged in the death of George Floyd has filed for divorce.

Kellie Chauvin, through her attorney, expressed condolences to Floyd's family and said she's filed for dissolution of her marriage, ABC has confirmed.

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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."


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