Former Officer Derek Chauvin Fighting For His Life

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in the death of George Floyd, was reportedly stabbed in prison by another inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson. The assault occurred on Friday around 12:30 p.m., leading to serious injuries for Chauvin. The Bureau of Prisons confirmed the incident and stated that responding prison staff performed “life-saving measures” before transferring the injured inmate to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation. Although the Bureau of Prisons did not name the victim, sources revealed that Chauvin was the target of the attack and was stabbed during the assault. Subsequently, the prison has suspended visitations.

Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, had previously mentioned that his client spent a significant amount of time in solitary confinement for personal protection due to concerns about being a target in prison. Earlier this year, Chauvin’s legal team filed an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that his right to a fair trial was denied. The appeal highlighted the extensive pre-trial publicity and community outrage in Minneapolis, where the trial took place. However, the Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal last week.

Chauvin’s conviction and the widely publicized videos of George Floyd’s detainment triggered widespread protests and riots in 2020. The appeal argued that holding the trial in Minneapolis influenced the jurors and compromised Chauvin’s right to a fair trial. During jury selection, the majority of jurors expressed concerns for their personal safety due to the intense publicity and community unrest.

Apart from the state sentence, Chauvin is concurrently serving a Federal Civil Rights conviction, and challenging that conviction is a separate legal action. The recent stabbing incident adds another layer of complexity to Chauvin’s time in prison, raising questions about his safety and the circumstances surrounding the attack.


Daily Wire 

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