Minneapolis Ex-Cop Convicted for George Floyd’s Murder Attacked in PrisonNovember 25, 2023
Derek Chauvin, the convicted former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd, was attacked and injured Friday at a federal prison in Arizona. The assault occurred at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, where Chauvin is serving a 21-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights and 22½-years for second-degree murder. The inmate was taken to a hospital for treatment and evaluation after his life was saved by responding employees. Additionally, the FBI was notified, and visits at the facility have been suspended. In a separate high-profile attack, disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was stabbed at a federal penitentiary in Florida last July. This incident adds to the growing scrutiny the federal Bureau of Prisons is facing after numerous issues, including Epstein’s suicide in 2019, and an ongoing AP investigation that has uncovered rampant misconduct. Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters has been working to reform the crisis-plagued agency, but lawmakers have criticized her for not being candid and open with them.