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Police officer who killed George Floyd stabbed in prison.

Derek Chauvin, the US police officer who killed George Floyd in 2020, was stabbed in prison. Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for over nine minutes, despite his pleas. The incident was captured on video, providing a different version of events than the initial police news release. A Justice Department probe into the Minneapolis police found that officers routinely resorted to violent and racist practices, including unjustified deadly force. The city of Minneapolis settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Floyd family, agreeing to pay his relatives $27 million. Chauvin appealed his second-degree murder conviction, which was rejected by the US Supreme Court earlier this month. The prosecution successfully argued that Chauvin had used excessive force with Floyd and others he arrested during his 19-year career on the force. The Floyd case was a bigger story than individual accounts of injustice, helping galvanize huge protests and a reckoning on racism and policing in the United States and internationally.