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Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Was Stabbed ’22 Times’ In Federal Prison, US Prosecutors Said

Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin stabbed 22 times in federal prison (Photo: deadline)

Inmate and former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted for the murder of George Floyd, was stabbed ’22 times’ by another inmate in a federal prison attack on Friday, said US prosecutors as they announced charges of attempted murder.

Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd at the scene of 2020 murder (Photo: tucsonsentinel)

Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Stabbed 22 Times

SOURCE– US prosecutor announced that inmate and former police officer Derek Chauvin was stabbed “22 times” with an improvised knife by another inmate in a federal prison attack on Friday. According to the recently filed criminal charges, the inmate admitted that he would have killed the former police officer if the authorities had not responded quickly during the attack.

The perpetrator of the attack on former police officer Derek Chauvin was identified as John Turscak, a 52-year-old inmate.

John Turscak is now facing charges of attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with an intent to commit murder, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

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Turscak Attacked Former Police Officer Chauvin On Black Friday In Connection To The Black Lives Matter Movement

According to ABC News, Turscak told the investigators that he intentionally attacked the former police officer on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, to invoke the Black Lives Matter Movement. Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to over two decades for the murder of 46-year-old black man George Floyd.

However, contrary to the reports of the corrections officers, Turscak told FBI agents that he did not intend to kill the former police officer. Turscak only thought about assaulting Chauvin because he is a high-profile inmate.

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