Ex-cop Derek Chauvin, convicted in George Floyd murder, stabbed in prison

Thousands march the day before the start of jury selection in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. The former Minneapolis Police officer is convicted of murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, has been stabbed in an Arizona prison, according to the Associated Press.

Quoting a source familiar with the incident, AP reported that Chauvin sustained serious injuries when attacked by another inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.

The prison, classified as medium-security, has reportedly faced staffing shortages, leading to compromised security.

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed to the news agency that an unnamed inmate at the Tucson facility was assaulted around 12.30pm on Friday.

The statement from the Bureau of Prisons assured that no staff members were injured during the incident, and responding personnel implemented life-saving measures. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were summoned, and the injured inmate was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

The Bureau of Prisons also informed that the FBI has been notified about the incident. In July 2022, Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty to federal charges related to violating the civil rights of George Floyd by using excessive force during an arrest on May 25, 2020, which resulted in Floyd’s death. Chauvin was subsequently sentenced to 21 years in a federal prison.

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