Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd in the highly anticipated trial that ended Tuesday, prompting an immediate response by many AAPI leaders and activists.
Horrific footage of the unarmed Black man’s death last year sparked worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Tou Thao, the Hmong American police officer who was seen nearby Chauvin as he knelt down on Floyd’s neck for roughly nine minutes created even further discussion about anti-Blackness within AAPI communities, reported The Yappie.
A district judge in Minnesota has rejected a divorce settlement between former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin and his wife.
Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao, alongside officers Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, will remain charged in relation to the fatal arrest of George Floyd back in May.
Charges remain: Judge Peter Cahill refused to drop charges against the three defendants in connection to the high profile murder, KARE11 reported.
Kellie Chauvin wants nothing to do with husband Derek Chauvin, the former police officer responsible for the death of George Floyd and the subsequent resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests.
The former United States of America (USOA) Mrs. Minnesota announced her decision to file for divorce on the same day her husband was arrested and charged for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The four officers involved in George Floyd’s death, which has sparked a rise in protests throughout the U.S., have been charged.
The importance: Derek Chauvin, the man who put Floyd in an unauthorized chokehold and eventually killed him on May 25, was fired on the day after but hadn’t been charged yet. The three other officers, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng have also officially been acknowledged as accessories to the murder and will be taken into custody.
Claims from social media users saying that Derek Chauvin’s wife, Kellie Chauvin, is the sister of Tou Thao, the other officer involved in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been debunked.
Amanda Mason-Sekula, Kellie’s lawyer, said in an email that her family was harassed by a false rumor that the wife and the Hmong police officer were related, according to Snopes.
The wife of the former police officer charged for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has filed for divorce.
In a statement through her attorney, Kellie Chauvin, who has been married to Derek Chauvin for a decade, said that they have no children and that she is “devastated” over Floyd’s death.