Derek Chauvin is reportedly in stable condition after being stabbed in a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona prison. Chauvin, the former Minessotta police officer who murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, was stabbed on Friday. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the incident took place at 12:30pm and was quickly contained. No other inmates or staff members were injured.
The Bureau said that EMT performed life-saving measures then transported 47-year-old Chauvin (his name was not used) to a local hospital.
Attorney General Keith Ellison who led the prosecution of Chauvin released a statement regarding the attack: “I am sad to hear that Derek Chauvin was the target of violence. He was duly convicted of his crimes and, like any incarcerated individual, he should be able to serve his sentence without fear of retaliation or violence.”
Chauvin’s family have complained that they’re being kept in the dark regarding the stabbing. His lawyer Gregory M. Erickson has been critical of the Federal Bureau of Prison’s handling of the incident. “As an outsider, I view the lack of communication with his attorneys and family members as completely outrageous,” Erickson told AP. “It appears to be indicative of a poorly run facility and indicate how Derek’s assault was allowed to happen.”
Chauvin, whose plea deal included him being able to serve his time in a federal prison rather than a state prison, was sentenced to 21 years.