Ex-Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Stabbed in Arizona Prison

Infamous ex-cop Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis, was stabbed in federal prison and rushed to a hospital, according to TMZ. However, his injuries were not considered life-threatening. Chauvin was assaulted on Friday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison expressed sadness upon hearing about the violence against Chauvin. He acknowledged that Chauvin had been duly convicted of his crimes and, like any incarcerated individual, should be able to serve his sentence without fear of retaliation or violence.

The Bureau of Prisons issued a statement confirming that an “incarcerated person” was attacked at the prison, but did not name Chauvin. The Associated Press reported that the attacker was another inmate. Prison staff quickly responded and brought the situation under control while providing life-saving measures to the victim. No employees were injured during the incident.

Chauvin was convicted of Floyd’s murder in a Minnesota state court and sentenced to more than 22 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to a separate federal charge of violating Floyd’s civil rights and received a 20-year term, which he is currently serving at the Arizona prison.

The murder of George Floyd shocked the world when it was captured on cell phone video, showing Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck as he pleaded for his life. The incident sparked widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Chauvin’s actions led to his termination from the Minneapolis Police Department, where he had served as a 19-year veteran officer. The disturbing video of Floyd’s final moments circulated globally, leaving a lasting impact on public consciousness.

While violence should never be condoned, Chauvin’s assault highlights the complexities and challenges of the prison system. The incident serves as a reminder of the need for safety and security measures to protect all incarcerated individuals, regardless of their crimes. As the legal process unfolds, it is crucial that individuals are able to serve their sentences without fear of harm or retaliation.

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