Roxie Washington, The mother of George Floyd‘s 6-year-old daughter is calling for justice over his death.
“I want justice for him because he was good, no matter what anybody thinks,” Roxie Washington told reporters at a press conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
“He was good and this is the proof that he was a good man,” she added, pointing at their daughter Gianna.
Floyd died last week while being arrested in Minneapolis.
Derek Chauvin, a then-police officer seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
Roxie said Floyd had moved from Texas to Minneapolis looking for a better life. Even from afar, she said, Floyd was supportive of their daughter and would always talk about taking care of her.
When Washington first learned about Floyd’s passing, she told CNN that she didn’t know how to tell Gianna.
But soon Gianna asked why people on TV kept saying her dad’s name. Then, she wanted to know how Floyd had died.”The only thing I could tell her is he couldn’t breathe,” Washington told CNN.
She lamented that their daughter will miss Floyd through her life achievements.”He would never see her grow up, graduate … he would never walk her down the aisle,” Washington said. “If there’s a problem that she’s having, she doesn’t have her dad anymore.”