In a poignant twist within the legal saga enveloping Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the George Floyd case, reports have surfaced—initially from The Associated Press—revealing that Chauvin sustained significant injuries in a stabbing incident at an Arizona prison on a Friday.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, acknowledging the incident, conveyed regret over the violence. In an emailed statement, Ellison underscored that Chauvin, having been duly convicted for his crimes, should be able to navigate his sentence without the looming specter of retaliation or violence.
Chauvin is presently serving a 21-year federal sentence for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, coupled with a concurrent 22.5-year sentence for murder in the Minnesota state court. The Federal Bureau of Prisons subsequently confirmed that an unidentified inmate faced an assault at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.
The tragic demise of George Floyd in 2020 ignited global protests against police brutality and racism.