Prisoner explains motivation behind stabbing Derek Chauvin, the individual responsible for George Floyd’s death, 22 times in jail.


He deliberately launched his attack on Black Friday, November 24, as a symbolic gesture connected to the Black Lives Matter movement, as revealed by investigators.

He is currently facing charges of attempted murder, assault with the intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault resulting in bodily injury.

Turscak, serving a 30-year sentence for crimes committed while acting as an FBI informant, claimed he had contemplated stabbing the former police officer convicted of George Floyd’s death for months before the incident.

Using an improvised knife with the intent to cause harm and commit murder, Turscak assaulted Chauvin, according to the criminal complaint.

In his interview with FBI agents on November 26, Turscak explained that he chose Black Friday for the attack because it symbolized the Black Lives Matter movement and the ‘Black Hand’ symbol associated with the Mexican Mafia criminal organization.

The assault occurred around 12:30 p.m. on November 24 inside the facility’s law library, where officers had to use pepper spray to subdue Turscak. Chauvin, serving a 22-year sentence for Floyd’s death, required “emergency medical treatment” after life-saving measures were performed by employees.

During his FBI interview, Turscak waived his Miranda Rights and denied any intention to kill Chauvin. Although no lawyer for the accused was listed, he has represented himself on previous occasions.

Subsequently, Turscak has been relocated to an adjacent federal facility, where he remains in custody.

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