Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is serving a 21-year sentence for the death of George Floyd, has been sent back to the very same prison where he was stabbed 22 times after being released from hospital.
Chauvin’s attorney, Gregory Erickson, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that his family “confirmed that his medical condition has improved to the extent that he has been removed from the trauma care facility at a local Tucson hospital and returned to prison custody for his follow-up care.”
Chavuin’s family members said they remain “very concerned about the facility’s capacity to protect Derek from further harm,” Erickson said.
“They remain unassured that any changes have been made to the faulty procedures that allowed Derek’s attack to occur in the first place.”
Last month, Chauvin was stabbed by an inmate in federal prison.
“Responding employees initiated life-saving measures for one incarcerated individual,” and that person was transferred to a hospital for treatment, the bureau’s statement said.
“No employees were injured during the incident,” the statement said.
Conservative journalist Jack Poso reacted to the report at the time on X, writing:
“One year ago I said this: “They used George Floyd’s death as a pretext to launch a domestic color revolution. Derek Chauvin was just a loose end to them”
“Tonight, the loose end just got shivved”
One year ago I said this:— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 25, 2023
“They used George Floyd’s death as a pretext to launch a domestic color revolution. Derek Chauvin was just a loose end to them”
Tonight, the loose end just got shivvedpic.twitter.com/EC7UAMRvde
The inmate who stabbed Chauvin was named as 52-year-old John Turscak, who was later charged with attempted murder
Turscak used an improvised knife, and told authorities he would have killed Chauvin had they not intervened.
Turscak also told the FBI that he had been planning to attack Chauvin for a month.
He said his attack on Black Friday was a symbolic nod to the Black Lives Matter movement and the “Black Hand” emblem which is affiliated with the Mexican Mafia gang.
Turscak was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2001 after he pled guilty to racketeering and conspiring to kill a rival in the prison-based gang.
He was also a member of the Mexican Mafia gang but later became an FBI informant in 1997.