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Police officer Chauvin, who killed Floyd in 2020, was stabbed to death in prison

Derek Chauvin

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of killing George Floyd in 2020, which sparked some of the largest BLM protests in history, was wounded Friday in a federal prison in Arizona.

“Officers who arrived at the scene took measures to save the life of the prisoner, the victim was transferred to the hospital,” the prison bureau said in a statement.

Today it became known that Chauvin has died.

Visits to the institution have been suspended, the agency notes.

The Associated Press points out that the Arizona prison "suffers from security failures and staffing shortages." In total, it houses about 380 prisoners

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office handled Chauvin's case, was notified of the incident.

“I'm sad to hear that he was the target of violence. He was duly convicted of his crimes, and like any prisoner, he should be able to serve his sentence without fear of retaliation or violence,” the attorney general said.

In April 2021, Chauvin was found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court rejected his appeal of his conviction, with the officer insisting he was not given a fair trial.



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