Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, is speaking out after he was killed while in police custody last week.

Washington mourned that Gianna "Gigi" Floyd will now have to grow up without a father during a press conference Tuesday in Minneapolis. She was accompanied by Stephen Jackson and Atlanta-based attorneys Justin Miller and Chris Stewart.

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"I don't have a lot to say, because I can't get my words together right now," Washington said tearfully from the podium. "But 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."

"Gianna does not have a father," she continued. "He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle."
"If there's a problem she's having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore," Washington said, crying. "I'm here for my baby, and I'm here for George. Because I want justice for him. I want justice for him 'cause he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good."

"George Floyd was a real person," he said. "He was a good person, and he had people that loved him. And so we're here today to show the world these are the people that loved him."

Washington added later in the press conference that Floyd was a "good man" and father.

"He was so happy to have her," she said, gesturing to Gianna by her side once again. "He was there — he slept the whole time that I went through labor, but when he heard her cry, he got up. He woke up."
Floyd died on May 25 after being pinned down by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who placed a knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes and captured on video keeping it there despite Floyd's repeated cries of "I can't breathe."

On Monday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner officially ruled Floyd's death a homicide, and that the 46-year-old "experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s)."

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