Minneapolis ex-cop Derek Chauvin, sentenced in the homicide of George Floyd, has been cut at an Arizona jail, US media reports say.
A source told AP the 47-year-old was truly harmed by another detainee.
The New York Times, refering to two individuals with information on the circumstance, likewise announced that he was gone after.
Chauvin, who is white, is carrying out various punishments for the person of color’s demise, which set off enormous fights against police fierceness and prejudice.
The Department of Penitentiaries affirmed in an explanation that a detainee at a government jail in the city of Tucson was cut at 12:30 nearby time (19:30 GMT) on Friday.
The office said workers contained the episode and “life-saving measures” were performed on the detainee, who was then taken to emergency clinic. The name of the detainee was not given.
No other individual is remembered to have been harmed and Chauvin is accounted for to have endure the assault.
The detailed occurrence comes days after the High Court dismissed his allure, in which it was contended that he had not gotten a fair preliminary for the killing of Mr Floyd – who kicked the bucket after Chauvin stooped on his neck for over nine minutes in 2020.
The killing – caught on an observer’s telephone camera – started worldwide shock and a rush of shows against racial bad form and police utilization of power.
Chauvin was subsequently viewed as at fault for Mr Floyd’s homicide and condemned to 22 years in jail. He was given a further 20-year sentence in July 2022 for disregarding Mr Floyd’s social liberties.