Derek Chauvin Released From Trauma Care Facility After Prison Stabbing
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Derek Chauvin Released, From Trauma Care Facility , After Prison Stabbing.
NBC reports that Derek Chauvin
has been returned to prison
custody after the former
Minneapolis police officer
was attacked by a fellow inmate.
On November 24, Chauvin was stabbed 22 times
with an "improvised knife" while he was in the Federal
Correctional Institution of Tucson, Arizona's law library.
According to a criminal complaint, Chauvin
was attacked by fellow inmate John Turscak. .
Chavin's attorney released a statement
on December 3 saying that Chauvin's , "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.”.
His family is very concerned about the
facility’s capacity to protect Derek from
further harm. They remain unassured
that any changes have been made
to the faulty procedures that allowed
Derek’s attack to occur in the first place, Gregory M. Erickson, Derek Chauvin’s attorney, via NBC .
NBC reports that the 52-year-old Turscak
has been charged with attempted murder,
assault with intent to commit murder, and
assault with a dangerous weapon.
Federal prosecutors said that Turscak has also
been charged with assault resulting in serious
bodily injury in connection with the stabbing.
According to prosecutors, Turscak said he
chose "Black Friday" to attack Chauvin as a
symbol for the Black Lives Matter movement. .
NBC reports that Chauvin is serving a sentence
of over 22 years for the killing of George Floyd. .
The former Minneapolis police officer is also
simultaneously serving a 21-year federal
sentence for violating Floyd's civil rights.
Chauvin is also serving a 22 and a half
year sentence for second-degree murder
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