George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter spoke about her father during an interview on Good Morning America.
Gianna Floyd and her mother, Roxie Washington, praised Floyd as a loving and doting father, according to Fox News.
A family video was aired, which depicted Gianna, on top of her father’s shoulders, and holding his hands, saying “Dad changed the world.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 3, 2020
Floyd’s son, Quincy Mason, spoke at a press conference on June 3 and said he is feeling “so emotional” and the family is seeking “justice for my father.”
“No man or woman should be without their fathers,” he said. “We want justice for what’s going on right now.”
Floyd was killed on Memorial Day while police officers were arresting him over using a suspected counterfeit $20 bill.
“Gianna didn’t have to play with nobody else because Daddy was gonna play with her all day long,” Washington, Gianna’s mom said.
“That was his baby. He loved his little girl.”
Washington explained that she has not yet been able to explain to her daughter why her father was killed, but told her that “he died because he couldn’t breathe.”
“I hear them. I hear them saying my Daddy’s name,” Washington said Gianna told her. “She don’t know what happened.”
“My heart is broke for my baby. It’s broke,” she said crying.
When Gianna was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, her response was, “I know what I want to be when I grow up.”
“I want to be a doctor. I want to take care of people.”
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In a now-viral video capturing his last moments, Floyd can be heard screaming “I can’t breathe” over and over even as the officer, Derek Chauvin, continued to kneel on his neck. Several other officers stood by watching but did not intervene. All four officers have lost their jobs while Chauvin has subsequently been charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter.
The incident has sparked a national outcry and ignited protests across the country to end the use of excessive force and police brutality, particularly against black people.
Washington said she only watched the video of Floyd’s death “for a moment because I was like I can’t believe… I couldn’t believe that somebody was doing him like that. I wish I coulda been there to help him,” she said tearfully. The Floyd family visited the makeshift memorial on Wednesday at the site where George Floyd was murdered. Kneeling next to Crump, the family says they are demanding that three other police officers involved in Floyd’s death be arrested.