Derek Chauvin was stabbed in a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona. The former Minneapolis police officer was serving a sentence of over 20 years after the court convicted him of killing George Floyd in 2020 during an arrest. The news was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons which revealed that the inmate was stabbed in the afternoon, though Derek Chauvin was not identified by name. No one else was injured in the attack.
Medical staff at the prison administered emergency treatment before he was transferred to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment. Though he survived the attack, not much else is known about the seriousness of the attack on Derek Chauvin.
Derek Chauvin is serving more than 20 years in prison after being convicted of murdering George Floyd by pinning him down with his knees. This took place when Floyd was face down, handcuffed, and pleading that he could not breathe. Derek Chauvin and three other officers had arrived at the corner store after a complaint that Mr. Floyd had tried to purchase cigarettes with a fake
Derek Chauvin Admitted To His Guilt In Court
Floyd continued pleading for 9 minutes he went silent. Bystanders recorded the whole scene and tried to reason with Derek Chauvin, but he refused to remove his knees. The death led to large-scale unrest and a high-profile trial. Medical personnel who arrived at the scene within minutes found Floyd dead. His heart failed at the spot, and he was finally pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
While his family has consistently maintained that Chauvin was a good man, the recording of the death of Floyd and eyewitness accounts place him directly responsible for murdering the helpless man. Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison after he admitted to his guilt of violating the constitutional rights of Floyd. He was found guilty of using excessive force under the guise of law enforcement.