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Officer convicted of George Floyd's killing seriously injured in U.S. prison

Officer convicted of George Floyd's killing seriously injured in U.S. prison Photo: Derek Chauvin (

Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American George Floyd, has been stabbed in an Arizona prison, reports CNN.

The assault on Chauvin has been verified by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, occurring on November 24. The prosecutor's office stated that the convict is in stable condition.

“I am sad to hear that Derek Chauvin was the target of violence,” Ellison said. “He was duly convicted of his crimes and, like any incarcerated individual, he should be able to serve his sentence without fear of retaliation or violence.”

The Washington Post underscores that Chauvin sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. Earlier reports from the media had erroneously suggested the former police officer had died.

Greg Erickson, the ex-policeman's lawyer, informed the media that he has not been able to establish contact with his client.

George Floyd's death

Recalling the events of May 2020 in Minneapolis, African-American George Floyd tragically died following police detention. Subsequently, the Black Lives Matter movement sparked nationwide protests in the USA, reaching an unprecedented scale.

In 2021, former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the United States for Floyd's murder, facing charges of 2nd and 3rd-degree murder, and 2nd-degree manslaughter. Despite arguments from the defense that Floyd's death was a mistake, Chauvin was found guilty.