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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin (File photo)

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of causing the death of George Floyd in May 2020, was seriously injured after being stabbed in the federal prison where he is incarcerated, the Associated Press (AP) agency reported, citing a person with knowledge of the situation, as well as the New York Times, citing “two people familiar with this matter”.

Derek Chauvin is serving a prison sentence of 22 and a half years for the murder of George Floyd, whose death sparked a vast protest movement against racial discrimination and police violence.

He was also sentenced to 21 years in prison for violating the civil rights of George Floyd during his arrest. last.

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that an incarcerated person was assaulted Friday in Tucson around 12:30 p.m.

In a statement, The federal agency said the inmate attacked, without giving his name, was taken to a hospital for further treatment.

No employees were injured.

The facility has approximately 380 inmates.

This stabbing attack is the second in the past five months.

In July, doctor Larry Nassar was stabbed by a fellow inmate in a federal facility in Florida.

This is also the second major incident at the Tucson federal prison in just over a year.

Derek Chauvin, 47, was transferred to the Tucson prison from a maximum security facility in the state of Minnesota in August 2022 .

His lawyer, Eric Nelson, had argued for keeping him away from other detainees, expecting that x27;he is a target.

In Minnesota, Derek Chauvin was primarily held in solitary confinement largely for his own protection, his lawyer wrote in court papers last year. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Mr. Chauvin's appeal of his murder conviction.

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A demonstration in Washington in response to the death of George Floyd.

Separately, the ex-police officer requested that his federal guilty plea be overturned, saying new evidence shows he did not cause the death of George Floyd.

George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, after the ex-police officer pressed a knee on his neck during his arrest.

George Floyd was suspected of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store.

His death sparked a wave of protests in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

An ongoing AP investigation has revealed significant unreported flaws.

AP reporting revealed widespread sexual assault and other criminal acts.

With information from the Associated Press, Reuters and the New-York Times

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