An individual acquainted with the issue told The Associated Press that Derek Chauvin, a former police officer from Minneapolis who was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd in 2020, was severely wounded at a federal facility in Arizona when another prisoner attacked him.
Attacks at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson (FCI), with a history of security breaches and personnel shortages, have been reported.
In just over a year, two serious incidents have occurred in the federal jail in Tucson.
The individual spoke with the press on their request for anonymity because they were not allowed to publicly disclose the assault.
The responding staff controlled the event and administered life-saving procedures before transporting the unnamed prisoner to a healthcare facility for further care and assessment, according to the agency’s statement.
According to the Bureau of Prisons, no one was hurt on the job, and they even informed the FBI. About 380 convicts are now incarcerated in the facility, and visitors are temporarily not allowed.
A report shows Chauvin had the appeal of his conviction for murder denied by the United States Supreme Court. In a separate development, Chauvin is attempting, with little chance of success, to have his federal guilty pleas revoked on the grounds that fresh evidence disproves his culpability in Floyd’s killing.
It has finally been revealed that John Turscak (52) stabbed Derek Chauvin twenty-two times at FCI-Tuscon.
Because they moved quickly, corrections officials stopped Turscak before he could kill Chauvin. After the incident, Chauvin needed to be taken to the hospital for life-saving procedures.
In his confession to the FBI, Turscak said that he picked Black Friday as a symbolic attack day in support of Black Lives Matter.
In the aftermath of the event, Turscak was indicted by the DOJ for assault with intent to commit murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault resulting in bodily damage.
In 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that Turscak was an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigations and a former gang member.