Former police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of the death of George Floyd in the state of Minneapolis, United States, was stabbed this Friday at the Federal Correctional Institute in the city of Tucson, according to a person close to the matter. Chauvin is in stable condition.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. (local time), “an incarcerated individual”, who two sources consulted by CNN have confirmed was Chauvin, was attacked at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Tucson, Arizona, the Office reported. of Prisons in a statement.
“Responding employees took action to save the life of an incarcerated individual” and he has been transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to the statement, adding that “no employees were injured during the incident.”
Chauvin is currently simultaneously serving a sentence of 22 and a half years in prison for second and third degree murder and another of more than 20 years for violating the federal civil rights of George Floyd when he pressed his knee on the African American citizen’s neck for more than nine minutes, causing his death.