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The identity of the attacker of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been revealed, proving that the convicted officer cannot really be safe anywhere in prison.
Former officer Derek Chauvin was stabbed 22 times in a federal prison last week in an attack perpetrated by another inmate.
Prison officials at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson did not at first admit it was Chauvin who was attacked, but noted that “life-saving measures” were performed and an injured inmate was transported to a hospital.
Chauvin was convicted in the police-involved death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd and is serving a 21-year federal sentence for supposedly violating Floyd’s civil rights as well as a 22½-year state sentence for second-degree murder.
The former officer has largely been kept in solitary confinement “for his own protection.” After all, not only was he accused of being a “racist,” he is also a former police officer. That is a bad mix for someone in prison.
Chauvin’s attacker has been identified as inmate John Turscak, who has now been charged with murder, according to the Associated Press.
The accused attacker reportedly stabbed Chauvin at around 12:30 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving, and was stopped by prison guards who subdued him with pepper spray.
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