Derek Chauvin seriously injured in prison stabbing

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota’s Attorney General, Keith Ellison, expressed his concern over the recent stabbing of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of George Floyd’s murder. Ellison emphasized that Chauvin, like any other convict, has the right to serve his sentence without fear of retaliation or violence.

According to Ellison’s spokesman, Brian Evans, the Attorney General was saddened to learn of the violent incident involving Chauvin. Ellison maintains that all convicts, regardless of their crimes, should be able to serve their sentences in a safe environment.

The stabbing incident took place in a federal prison on Friday. Chauvin was attacked by a fellow inmate, as reported by The Associated Press. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that no other inmates or staff members were injured during the incident.

Following the attack, prison employees intervened, providing immediate life-saving care to Chauvin. The FBI was promptly notified of the incident. An inside source confirmed that the incident occurred at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona.

The Bureau of Prisons reported that the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. While the Bureau confirmed that life-saving measures were performed on an inmate, they did not explicitly confirm that the inmate was Chauvin.

This is the second significant incident at the prison within a year. In November 2022, an inmate attempted to shoot a visitor in the head at the prison’s low-security camp. However, the weapon misfired.

Chauvin’s conviction for Floyd’s 2020 murder led to nationwide protests, some of which turned violent.