Derek Chauvin Stabbed Days After SCOTUS Denied Review of Conviction
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer was stabbed by another inmate and seriously injured Friday at a federal prison in Arizona.
The attack happened at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, a medium-security prison that has been plagued by security lapses and staffing shortages. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss details of the attack and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity.
The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that an incarcerated person was assaulted at FCI Tucson at around 12:30 p.m. local time Friday. In a statement, the agency said responding employees contained the incident and performed “life-saving measures” before the inmate, who it did not name, was taken to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
Chauvin’s stabbing comes on the tail of the Supreme Court denying to review the officers conviction:
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the alleged murder of George Floyd, whose killing reignited the Black Lives Matter movement and sparked worldwide protests in summer 2020.
Chauvin had asked the justices to hear his caseafter Minnesota’s top court declined to do so.
The justices declined to take up Chauvin’s appeal, letting his conviction stand.
Video footage spread widely on social media showing Floyd pleading “I can’t breathe” as the then-Minneapolis police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.
Protesters in cities nationwide and elsewhere took to the streets following Floyd’s death, and demonstrations continued into Chauvin’s state murder trial.
Nearly 11 months after Floyd’s killing, a jury convicted Chauvin on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Chauvin, 47, has been appealing his conviction on various grounds while he serves a more than 22-year prison sentence.
Citing prejudicial pretrial publicity, Chauvin sought the Supreme Court’s review to decide whether he was improperly denied a venue change.
It’s unreal to think that a Supreme Court would deny him an appeal when there’s absolute proof that Floyd died with a lethal dose of fentanyl amongst other drugs in his system.
It’s almost as if they’re trying to kill Chauvin before the truth comes out for the masses.