Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd, was stabbed in prison in Arizona on Friday, as reported by the AP. According to a prison official, Chauvin was attacked and stabbed by a fellow inmate at Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson. The attack occurred on November 23 and staff reportedly performed “life-saving measures” to Chauvin after the attack. Chauvin was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No other information about his status is available.

This attack comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline Chauvin’s appeal in his case involving the death of George Floyd. The Supreme Court did not provide a reason for their decision, which leaves Chauvin’s 22.5-year sentence for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter intact, even with available evidence showing Floyd’s death was caused by an overdose.

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The Supreme Court’s decision to reject Chauvin’s appeal marks the end of one legal avenue for him, but his legal team may pursue other options. The prison stabbing incident, however, highlights the ongoing challenges and dangers Chauvin faces while serving his sentence. The prison authorities have launched an investigation into the stabbing incident to ensure the safety and security of all inmates, including Chauvin.

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