Wife of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin reportedly filing for divorce

Cheryl Sanders
June 2, 2020

The Federal Protective Service said two cops were shot outside the Oakland Down Town Federal Building on Friday night - the third day of United States riots protesting police brutality.

Kellie Chauvin, the wife of police officer Derek Chauvin, in a statement from her lawyers said that she was devastated with the death of George Floyd (the man her husband is being accused of murdering) and her sympathy goes to the family of the deceased, reports The Sun and Daily Mail. Chauvin was taken into custody by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Friday as fires continued to burn from violent protests in a single day as demonstrators demanded justice for Floyd. More than 500 Minnesota National Guard personnel have been mobilized to a number of places in the Minneapolis space as protesters have looted companies and set a police precinct on fireplace.

The graphic footage shows Floyd gasping for air and pleading for help as he repeatedly groaned, "please, I can't breathe", while a crowd of anguished bystanders shouted at police to let the man up.

Floyd was accused of trying to pay a store with a counterfeit $20 bill.

"We have now been able to put together the evidence that we need".

He and three other officers were fired Tuesday in connection with Floyd's death on Monday.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr called the video "harrowing and deeply disturbing" in a written statement and said a parallel federal investigation would determine if the officers violated civil rights laws. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was sacked and on Friday charged with murder.

- Minneapolis has declared a local emergency. "This is by far the fastest that we've ever charged a police officer".

-A black CNN reporter was arrested on live television while covering the protests in Minneapolis.

Other reports by iNewsToday