The New York Times reports:
Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison after he was convicted of murdering George Floyd and led out of a courtroom in handcuffs, according to authorities.
Mr. Chauvin, 45, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last May, was sent to the prison, in Oak Park Heights, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul, after the verdict was read on Tuesday.
He has been placed in an isolated wing of the prison because of fears for his safety, said Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokeswoman for the state prison system.
Read the full article. The Daily Mail tabloid is claiming that Chauvin is under a suicide watch, but so far only right wing outlets have picked up their claim.
Derek Chauvin, who is awaiting sentencing in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison, is being held in solitary confinement for his own safety, prison officials say. He’s let out of his cell for an hour each day, during which he is allowed to exercise. https://t.co/eMra1y9mL3
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 21, 2021
Derek Chauvin Placed On Suicide Watch Ahead Of Sentencing. He Could Face Up To 75 Years https://t.co/9ON9oM86f6
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 21, 2021
Bunch of stories about Derek Chauvin being on suicide watch, but they all seem to be based on a Daily Mail piece which vaguely cites “sources.” It’s on the Drudge splash now and it’s unclear whether it’s real.
— David Pakman (@dpakman) April 21, 2021
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 21, 2021