Wife of Officer Charged In George Floyd’s Death Files For Divorce
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 divorce.
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.
She said she is “devastated” and is divorcing her husband of 10 years.
Kellie, who has 2 children from her first marriage, said Chauvin was the man of her dreams.
She met Chauvin at the hospital in Hennepin County where she works as a radiologist, according to Pioneer Press.
He brought a suspect in for a health check before an arrest. After taking the suspect to jail, he returned and asked her out.
“Under all that uniform, he’s just a softie,” Kellie told Pioneer Press in 2018. “He’s such a gentleman. He still opens the door for me, still puts my coat on for me. After my divorce, I had a list of must-haves if I were ever to be in a relationship, and he fit all of them.”
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.”
That was fast, wasn’t it? Sad times.