• Kellie Chauvin's lawyers said Friday that she was filing for divorce from Derek Chauvin, her husband of about a decade
• The announcement came as Derek was charged with George Floyd's murder
• Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd's neck during an arrest over an alleged fake $20 bill on Monday, leading to his death
• Kellie was charged with writing a bad $42 check in February 2005 in Wisconsin, while married to her ex-husband
The wife of the white police officer charged with killing George Floyd has now filed for divorce from him, her lawyer said Friday.
The announcement that Kellie Chauvin, a former Mrs. Minnesota winner, is seeking a divorce from Derek Chauvin comes on the same day that the fired cop was charged with murder over Floyd's death on Monday.
'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,' Sekula Law Offices said in a statement obtained by WCCO.
'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.'
Derek Chauvin, 44, was taken into custody on Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. His bail was set for $500,000.
The arrest follows days of nationwide protests and riots demanding his arrest, after he was caught on video kneeling on Floyd's neck while arresting him for allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a deli.
According to the criminal complaint against Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer was said to have had his knee on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, with nearly three minutes of the time being after Floyd had become non-responsive.
Floyd was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
DailyMail.com revealed Thursday that Kellie Floyd herself had a run-in with the law for her own forgery-related incident.
Kellie (left) and Derek (right in his mugshot) married around 2010. They met when she was working as a radiologist at the hospital where he had taken a suspect for a medical check
She was charged with writing a bad check at a grocery store for $42.24 in February 2005, when she was married to her late ex-husband, Kujay Xiong, and living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Despite multiple letters being sent to her home about the bad check, she failed to pay the amount due by July 2005, a criminal complaint was filed against her in August of that year.
Kellie eventually paid the money and the case was dismissed.
Derek and Kellie, then a radiologist, met at Hennepin County Medical Center when he brought a suspect in for a health check before an arrest, returning to the hospital shortly after their initial meeting to ask her out.