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.
Washington said Floyd had moved from Texas to Minneapolis looking for a better life. He was always supportive of their daughter.
“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.”
The attorneys representing Washington said they want the world to have another image of Floyd besides the video of his altercation with police.