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Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted for the murder of George Floyd, was seriously injured after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) issued a statement on Friday confirming an assault at the Arizona prison around 12:30 PM but did not identify the victim. They said, “Responding employees initiated life-saving measures for one incarcerated individual. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were requested while life-saving efforts continued. The incarcerated individual was transported by EMS to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.” The FBI was also notified about the incident, as mentioned in the release.
Chauvin, who was transferred to FCI Tucson in August 2022, is serving sentences for violating Floyd’s civil rights and for second-degree murder. Recently, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal for his murder conviction.
This medium-security prison, where Chauvin was reportedly assaulted, has had past issues with security and staffing.