MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 2: Roxie Washington embrace
Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd, speaks at a press conference on June 2, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Washington was joined by her daughter and Floyd's friend, former NBA Player Stephen Jackson, speaking about the impact of his death on their family.
  • Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter said Floyd was a good man, and that she's seeking justice for his death.
  • Washington also spoke about what it meant for her six-year-old daughter Gianna to lose her father.
  • "Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle. If there is a problem and she needs her father, she will not have that anymore," Washington said.
  • Floyd died last week after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.
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Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter, gave an emotional speech on Floyd's death and the impact it will have on their six-year-old daughter. "At the end of the day, they get to go back to their families," Washington said. "Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle. If there is a problem and she needs her father, she will not have that anymore."

Floyd, who was black, died last week after a now-former police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes in Minneapolis. All four officers involved in the incident were fired. Derek Chauvin, the officer from the video kneeling on Floyd's neck, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Floyd's family has called for Chauvin to face heavier charges. Protests against police brutality have also erupted across the country. Many protesters have called for the remaining three officers to be charged. In her speech, Washington said Floyd was a good man.

"I'm here for my baby and I'm here for George because I want justice for him," she said. "I want justice for him because he was a good, no matter what anybody thinks, he was good."

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