Breaking News: Derek Chauvin, Convicted in George Floyd’s Case, Allegedly Stabbed in Prison

The Associated Press reports that Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of George Floyd’s murder, was stabbed in an Arizona prison.

Chauvin was attacked by another prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona, causing serious injuries, according to a person with knowledge of the incident, which was shared with AP. According to AP, the medium-security prison has had insufficient staff, which has resulted in a lack of security.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, the Bureau of Prisons verified that an unidentified prisoner at the Tucson institution had been attacked.
According to a BOP statement, “no employees were injured during the incident.” “Responding staff members started one prisoner on life-saving procedures. While life-saving measures persisted, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called for.”

The statement added, “The incarcerated individual was transported by EMS to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.”

The BOP claims that the FBI has also been informed about the incident.

In July 2022, Chauvin entered a guilty plea to federal charges alleging that he had violated the civil rights of Black Minneapolis man George Floyd by holding his knee on his neck during the arrest on May 25, 2020, which ultimately led to Floyd’s death. Chauvin received a sentence of twenty-one years in federal prison.

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