Crime: Floyd case: Convicted ex-policeman injured in prison

The former police officer who was sentenced to a long prison sentence for the murder of African-American George Floyd was attacked with a knife in prison and seriously injured.

Crime: Floyd case: Convicted ex-policeman injured in prison

The former police officer who was sentenced to a long prison sentence for the murder of African-American George Floyd was attacked with a knife in prison and seriously injured. This was reported by several US media outlets, citing people familiar with the matter. Derek Chauvin, the white former police officer from Minneapolis, is in stable condition in a federal prison in the US state of Arizona after the attack, it said.

In May 2020, George Floyd died in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis. Videos documented how police officers pushed the unarmed man to the ground. White officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for a good nine minutes while Floyd pleaded to let him breathe.

The Supreme Court rejected Chauvin's appeal

The case led to nationwide protests against police violence and racism. Chauvin was later sentenced to more than two decades in prison for murder. A few days ago, the Supreme Court rejected Chauvin's appeal. Chauvin had argued that he did not receive a fair trial.

The Department of Corrections also said an inmate was attacked at the Tucson prison. According to sources at CNN and the New York Times, it was Chauvin. According to the agency, prison staff performed life-saving measures. The person being treated was then taken to a hospital. No employees were injured in the incident.

No details were given about the inmate's condition, but one of the people familiar with the incident said Chauvin survived the attack, according to The New York Times.

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