Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer convicted of killing George Floyd, has been stabbed in prison.
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd, has reportedly been stabbed in an Arizona prison. According to reports, Derek suffered severe injuries as a result of another inmate stabbing him on Friday. The Bureau of Prisons confirmed the assault around 12:30 p.m. In a statement, the agency said that prison officials contained the incident and performed life-saving measures before taking him to the hospital. Reports say that Chauvin is in a stable condition and is expected to survive the attack.
On the evening of 25 of May 2020, George Floyd, an African American male, lost his life as a result of the actions taken by Derek Chauvin, a Caucasian police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department. Chauvin’s method of restraint was placing his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost 10 minutes. The death, which witnesses at the scene recorded, sparked what could be considered one the most significant protests in contemporary American history. It prompted a review of racial dynamics and law enforcement practices nationwide. Mr Chauvin was charged and convicted on all three charges brought against him: unintentional second-degree and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers with him that day, namely Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng, were all charged and convicted.
Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years. His co-officers, who were present at the scene of George Floyd’s arrest, were also handed prison terms.
By Nnaemeka Ogbonna.