Derek Chauvin Returns To Prison Custody For ‘Follow-Up Care’ After Stay In Trauma Care Facility For Recent Stabbing, Family ‘Very Concerned’ About Facility’s Ability To Prevent Future Attacks
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s health seems to be improving.
According to reports, the 47-year-old is back on prison grounds after being taken to the hospital for trauma treatment due to an intense stabbing incident. Derek Chauvin’s attorney revealed in a statement,
“Derek’s 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.”
He continued, sharing that Derek Chauvin’s family “is very concerned about the facility’s capacity to protect Derek from further harm” and that, “they remain unassured that any changes have been made to the faulty procedures that allowed Derek’s attack to occur in the first place.”
As you may already know, on November 24 Chauvin was stabbed a reported 22 times in the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson by another inmate, a man named John Tursack. The stabbing took months to plan, according to reports, and occurred in the law library around 12:30 p.m. local time. Since then, Tursack has been charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
As far as why the stabber decided to attack Chauvin on the day after Thanksgiving, Tursack reportedly told investigators that he chose to execute his plan on Black Friday to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the “Black Hand” symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia gang.
Chauvin is serving a 22-year sentence for the murder of George Floyd, who died after the then-police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 10 minutes.
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