Posted on November 26, 2023

Derek Chauvin, Officer Convicted of Murdering George Floyd, Stabbed in Prison

Michael Kosnar and Dennis Romero, NBC, November 24, 2023

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of George Floyd’s murder, was seriously injured in a prison stabbing Friday, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the incident said.

Chauvin was being held at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, when the incident took place, the source said.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons would not confirm the victim of an attack at that facility on Friday is Derek Chauvin, but it offered other details in a statement, including that the victim was hospitalized.

The assault took place about 12:30 p.m., the bureau of prisons said, and “responding employees initiated life-saving measures for one incarcerated individual.”

“Responding employees isolated and contained the incident and at no time was the public in danger,” the bureau said.

The patient’s condition was not immediately available.

The bureau of prisons said in notified the FBI of the attack, though it did not provide further details about why it did so.