Ex-Minneapolis cop convicted in George Floyd’s killing stabbed in prison


Derek Choun, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of the 2020 murder of George Floyd، Was stabbed in a federal prison in Arizona on Friday, CNN reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

According to sources, Chowan’s status after the attack at the federal correctional facility in Tucson is stable.

The offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Phoenix and Minneapolis responded to a question about Chowan’s stabbing report, saying he was in federal Jail on Friday are aware of an incident that took place.

However, he did not name the culprit.

Meanwhile, Chowan’s attorney, Greg Erickson, said he was working on obtaining confirmation, CNN reported.

A “prisoner” was attacked in Tucson Prison at about 12:30 a.m., the Prisons Bureau said in a statement Friday.

Two sources confirmed that the individual was Shavin.

The bureau’s statement said “Responding employees initiated life-saving measures for a prisoner،” And the man was transferred to the hospital for treatment, he added that no employee was injured during the incident.

Chowan was found guilty in April 2021 of second-degree unintentional homicide, third-degree murder, and second-degree genocide.

He was sentenced to 25 years in prison. A few months later, Chowan pleaded guilty in federal court to Floyd’s civil rights violations and his sentence was reduced to 21 years in prison.

Choun, a white man, injected more than 9 minutes into a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis. Floyd was handcuffed and begged for air.

The incident sparked nationwide and global protests against police treatment of people of color, especially black Americans.

According to a 2022 report by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minneapolis Department of Police has been accused of racial discrimination.

In addition, earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Chowan’s appeal for his state sentence، Who claimed that they did not have a fair trial. The High Court rejected Chowan’s appeal without comment or recorded vote.

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