Derek Chauvin the Officer Convicted In George Floyd’s Death Stabbed In Prison, Left “Seriously Injured”

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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer found guilty in George Floyd’s death, was stabbed by another inmate at a Federal prison in Arizona on Friday night.

Emergency life-saving measures were administered to Chauvin following the attack, and he has since been taken to a nearby hospital.

The incident took place at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, which has faced significant security lapses recently.

Chauvin was convicted in 2020 for George Floyd’s murder by kneeling on his neck, though subsequent reports revealed Floyd had a lethal dose of Fentanyl in his system during the incident.

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Last week, the Supreme Court rejected Chauvin’s appeal citing concerns of a biased trial due to “pretrial publicity and concerns for violence in the event of an acquittal.”

The news of the attack on Chauvin was first reported by the AP’s Mike Sisak:

From the AP:

The attack happened at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, a medium-security prison that has been plagued by security lapses and staffing shortages. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the attack and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity.

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that an incarcerated person was assaulted at FCI Tucson at around 12:30 p.m. local time Friday. In a statement, the agency said responding employees contained the incident and performed “life-saving measures” before the inmate, who it did not name, was taken to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

…Chauvin, 47, was sent to FCI Tucson from a maximum-security Minnesota state prison in August 2022 to simultaneously serve a 21-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights and a 22½-year state sentence for second-degree murder.

Chauvin’s lawyer, Eric Nelson, had advocated for keeping him out of general population and away from other inmates, anticipating he’d be a target. In Minnesota, Chauvin was mainly kept in solitary confinement “largely for his own protection,” Nelson wrote in court papers last year.

More from Fox News:

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd, was stabbed in federal prison by another inmate on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press that the incident happened at Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, Arizona.

Chauvin was convicted in the 2020 murder of Floyd, which sparked violent protests nationwide.

The Bureau of Prisons said there was an incident at the prison at around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The agency said employees at the prison contained the incident and performed “life-saving measures,” on an inmate, but didn’t confirm it was Chauvin.

According to the Bureau of Prisons, the inmate was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

The incident marks the second incident at the prison in around a year. In November 2022, an inmate at the prison’s low-security camp attempted to shoot a visitor in the head, but the weapon was misfired.

This incident has raised questions regarding security protocols and why a situation allowing for his stabbing could occur.

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