It has been confirmed that, shortly after he was charged for the murder of George Floyd, the wife of disgraced officer Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear what she has had to say on her husband's horrifying actions...
It all happened last week.
via: GettyOn Monday, May 25th, Passers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 2 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed forgery incident.
Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.
via: TwitterEven though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.
This position was clearly very painful for him...
via: Twitter"Please, please, I can't breathe," George can heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing. "My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moaned as passers-by began to gather and repeatedly plead with the officer to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses were arguing with the officers when he started to lose consciousness...
via: Twitter"He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouted as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responded with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George was completely unresponsive.
via: TwitterAn ambulance arrived, the paramedics checked his pulse and moved his body onto a stretcher - he was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
George was only forty-six-years-old...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
The police officers involved have shown absolutely no emotion, regret or urgency...
via: TwitterAnd a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
Officers have been punished, to some extent.
via: TwitterAnd in total, 4 police officers have been fired following George's death. But many feel that more should be done.
The haunting footage of George's death quickly began to circulate online...
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.
It’s really hard to tweet about this shit bc we have to use our voices but I also don’t want to minimize the depth… https://t.co/FbH2y78hm8— Kiana Ledé (@Kiana Ledé)1590567945.0
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...
via: Getty ImagesBut Minneapolis has been restless for the entire week now.
The protests started last week...
via: Getty ImagesThousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice.
But things very quickly turned violent.
via: Getty ImagesAs thousands of people took to the streets, the police force became involved when shops started getting looted and police cars were being attacked.
Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...
“Rare Footage” . Protest #Video From #Minneapolis against the killing of #GeorgeFloyd .… https://t.co/k6PH0Bi97p— The Voice Of Liberty® (@The Voice Of Liberty®)1590581647.0
But things were far from over...
via: Getty ImagesA Minneapolis Police Station was set on fire to mark the third evening of rioting. Thankfully, the station had been evacuated beforehand so nobody was seriously hurt.
The scenes have been truly apocalyptical...
No police in sight https://t.co/baiDgxktNi— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590726777.0
The Minnesota National Guard was activated and 500 soldiers made their way to the city...
This is the view from the Hiawatha Ave bridge where dozens of cars are parked and people are watching the city burn https://t.co/CvC8iyO65c— Max Nesterak (@Max Nesterak)1590729318.0
The Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey has been repeatedly addressing the incident, referring to events in the videos as "wrong at every level."
@AttorneyCrump Something is wrong with white cops,they just murder black men like it's hunting season.— Blessed24/7 (@Blessed24/7)1590503025.0
"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For 5 minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For 5 minutes," he said.
"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful."
And on Wednesday, he addressed the person responsible for George's death.
via: Getty ImagesAnd this time, he called for the outright arrest of Derek Chauvin - the officer who is responsible for the death of George Floyd.
The Mayor pointed out that if any normal person had committed this horrific act, they would be in jail right now.
via: Getty Images"Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked during the press conference. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now, and I cannot come up with a good answer to that question."
Justice needed to be served.
Apparently, at this moment, #DerekChauvin is hiding in his home trying to get food delivered. Imagine if a video of… https://t.co/gCCwFsS9Yy— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx)1590622294.0
But, on Friday, we got the news we'd all been waiting for.
BREAKING: Officer Derek Chauvin, the man seen kneeling on the neck of #GeorgeFloyd in several videos, has been arre… https://t.co/9PfLbOdWsZ— Minnesota Daily (@Minnesota Daily)1590772812.0
He was charged with murder in the third degree and manslaughter...
BREAKING: Derek Chauvin, the officer who had his knee on George Floyd's neck, has been taken into custody according… https://t.co/eNwuxvVhDA— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@Philip DeFranco 👊🏻)1590773284.0
His bail has been set at $500,000...And, over the weekend, we got the first glimpse at his mugshot. Things aren't looking too good for the disgraced officer, are they?
And now, things have just got a whole lot worse for Chauvin.
via: GettyIn the days following from his arrest, it was confirmed that his wife, Kellie Chauvin, officially filed for divorce.
His life truly is falling apart...Karma is amazing, isn't it?
Kellie's attorneys confirmed her decision on Sunday.Speaking to Insider, they said: "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."
Kellie, who was born in Laos, has been suffering immensely as a result of her husband's actions...
Derek Chauvin’s wife does not deserve the grief and aggression she will get because of her husbands actions. I hope… https://t.co/dx9a5gJXDB— fireman sam (@fireman sam)1590713694.0
Kellie doesn't share any children with Chauvin...
Why divorce him now? Because it’s finally safe. He can’t kill her if she tries to leave. I can’t know this for… https://t.co/p0ckJv9ETl— Jeremiah Rice (@Jeremiah Rice)1590849100.0
This is a developing story, and we will post updates accordingly.
via: GettyRest in peace, George Floyd. For more on the blatant racism in this country, keep scrolling to read about the cop who said something shocking about the black people surviving the ongoing medical pandemic...