In Minneapolis, Roxie Washington, mother of Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna, told a news conference that he was a good man.

Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference on June 2, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota., US.
Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd, attends a press conference on June 2, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota., US. (AFP)

The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, said Tuesday that she wanted the world to know that her little girl lost a good father who would never get to see his daughter grow up.

“I want everybody to know that this is what those officers took. At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families,” Roxie Washington said during a Minneapolis news conference with her young daughter at her side. “I’m here for my baby and I’m here for George because I want justice for him. I want justice for him because he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”

Attorney L. Chris Stewart holds a family album filled with images of George Floyd with his daughter Gianna Floyd and her mother Roxie Washington are shown a press conference on June 2, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota, US.o the black man’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.
Attorney L. Chris Stewart holds a family album filled with images of George Floyd with his daughter Gianna Floyd and her mother Roxie Washington are shown a press conference on June 2, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota, US.o the black man’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AFP)

Floyd died on Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into the black man’s neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.

Source: AP