Former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin is stabbed in prison

Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd in 2002, is now serving time in a Tucson, Arizona, federal prison, has been stabbed 22 times by another inmate, but Chauvin is expected to live.

John Turscak, a member of the Mexican Mafia, has been charged with the attempted murder of Chauvin. Turscak fashioned an improvised knife to stab Chauvin.

Floyd, a Black man,  died on May 25, 2020, after Chauvin pressed a knee on his neck for 9½ minutes on the street outside a convenience store where Floyd was suspected of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill.

Floyd could be heard saying he could not breathe. Floyd has become an iconic figure worldwide in the fight against police racism and police brutality. 

One radio commentator said the stabbing of Chauvin was an act of retribution. The Federal Bureau, which is based in Washington, D.C., is home to 60,685 Black and 90,189 White inmates.