Derek Chauvin, convicted of the murder of George Floyd, was stabbed in prison

It is known that another inmate attacked the former police officer at the FCI Tucson.

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of the murder of George Floyd, was stabbed by another inmate at a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona.

At the time of this publication, there are no further details about the event; however, the news agency The Associated Press confirmed the situation, while the Bureau of Prisons reported that an incarcerated person was indeed attacked at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson (FCI), around 12:30 pm local time this Friday, November 24.

In a statement to AP, the Bureau of Prisons said prison employees contained the incident and took "life-saving measures" before the inmate, who was not named, was taken to a hospital for treatment and additional evaluation.

The Bureau of Prisons also reported that visits to the center were suspended.

Chauvin, 47, was sent to the FCI in August 2022 to simultaneously serve a federal sentence of 21 years for violating Floyd's civil rights and a state sentence of 22 years and six months for second-degree murder. However, his lawyer, Eric Nelson, had insisted on the need to keep him away from other inmates, given the possibility that he would be attacked.

Last week, the US Supreme Court rejected Chauvin's appeal against his murder conviction. The former police officer is trying to overturn his guilty plea, saying new evidence would show he did not cause Floyd's death.