The Daily Populous

Saturday May 30th, 2020 day edition

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Kellie Chauvin, the wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, said she is filing for divorce after 10 years of marriage.

In a statement issued by her attorney, Kellie Chauvin said she is devastated by the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died earlier this week while in police custody.

Kellie Chauvin's attorney said she filed for divorce as a result of this week's incident.

"Her utmost sympathy lies with [Floyd's] family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy," the statement read in part.

Kellie Chauvin was born in Laos in 1974 during a time of war.

In 1977, her family fled to safety in Thailand, where they lived in a refugee camp, The Associated Press reported. »

Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’

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Canadians are watching unrest and police violence in the United States in “shock and horror”, Justin Trudeau said on Friday – but the prime minister cautioned that his country also has entrenched problems with racism.

“Many Canadians of diverse backgrounds are watching, like all Canadians are, the news out of the United States with shock and with horror,” Trudeau told reporters at a daily briefing.

Racial inequities continue to persist throughout the country – a grim reality that is often apparent during interactions with police. »

Former officer Derek Chauvin arrested for death of George Floyd

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The officer who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd has been arrested in connection with his death.

Chauvin, a 19-year veteran of Minneapolis PD, was fired on Tuesday following Floyd's death on Monday.

The arrest was made by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which has been conducting the investigation into Floyd's death. »

Protesters Outraged Over George Floyd’s Death March on White House

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Thousands of people protested in front of the White House Friday night after the death of George Floyd sparked outrage across the nation.

The U.S. Secret Service ordered the White House locked down for about an hour because of protesters outside the gates, according to NBC News White House Correspondent Peter Alexander.

The White House is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service due to protests outside the gates over George Floyd. »