The wife of a police officer of Minneapolis Derek Shovina, who is considered guilty in the death of African American George Floyd, filed for divorce. About it reports TV channel CBSNews.
According to the lawyer Kelly Savin, a woman devastated by the death of Floyd.
“Although Mrs. Showin no children from the current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, parents and extended family were safe and privacy at this time”, – reads the statement of the lawyer.
After firing 44-year-old Derek Savin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Earlier it was distributed a video in which he with his knee pressed on the neck of the Floyd until, until he died.
If Shovina recognized guilty, he faces 25 years in prison on the charge of murder in the third degree and 10 years in prison on charges of manslaughter in the second degree, marks the channel.
Floyd died may 25 after a tough police detention. The patrol suspected Floyd that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill.
After the death of a man in Minneapolis riots broke out.
Demonstrators took to the streets and began throwing the police with firecrackers and bottles. During the protests were looted shop, unknown persons set fire to several industrial and commercial buildings. One person was killed. Native of Floyd appealed to the protesters asking them not to allow violence.
May 29, law enforcement authorities arrested police officer Derek Shovina, which used a rear naked choke against Floyd.
The protests began across the country. Curfew imposed in 25 cities in 16 States. On the territory of 12 States and the district of Columbia entered the National guard troops.