Reportedly, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin sustained a severe injury on Friday when he was stabbed in prison by another inmate.
Following his acquittal in the disputed and widely reported case involving the demise of George Floyd, Chauvin is presently incarcerated for second-degree murder for more than two decades.
At 12:30 p.m. on Friday, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed that an inmate was assaulted at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson.
The prison staff “contained the incident and administered ‘life-saving measures'” prior to transferring the detainee to a nearby hospital for additional evaluation and treatment.
The prison has ceased visits to the facility since the assault, despite reports that it has been plagued by security breaches and staffing shortages.
William Mohrman, representing Chauvin, initiated an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, contending, in part, that his client was deprived of the right to a fair trial.
The high court, nevertheless, declined to consider the appeal last week.
In 2020, videos of Chauvin’s ground-based detention of Floyd went viral, inciting rioting and demonstrations throughout the United States and Europe.
Mohrman contended that the venue of the trial, Minneapolis, the scene of the incident, effectively ensured Chauvin an unjust trial.