The mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna is heartbroken and devastated by his death. Roxie Washington during an emotional press conference on Tuesday described Floyd as a good man.
‘I want everybody to know what these officers took. At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father. 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,’ she said through tears.
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.
Floyd died last week in Minneapolis after a police officer [now former] knelt on his neck for several minutes. According to autopsy, George Floyd died of asphyxia.
Asphyxia is a condition arising when the body is deprived of oxygen, causing unconsciousness or death; suffocation
The former officer has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Floyd’s death has left many protesting in different states of the USA and across the world demanding justice.
“He will never see her grow up, graduate… he will never walk her down the aisle”
Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna, says “I want justice for him”
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 2, 2020
Wahington’s speech moved many and below are some of their comments
porsha4real My sister and I lost our father at a young age !! When they ask why this is why we fight! 💔🥺 #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
tiffany_hbic_pollard 💔🙏🏾💔 Lord please give her and her daughter the STRENGTH 😞
torylanez This is heartbreaking
lala Heartbreaking 😢
belladreamhair This is so painful
iamtinymontana I’m hurting for her an that baby ❤️
spiceofficial Ripped to pieces 💔
smoothboob Too many black children without fathers and mothers because of police brutality. The system has failed them and therefore it has failed all of us
itsashleyalicia Please lord give this beautiful mother and her beautiful baby strength to find peace and to stay strong. This is heartbreaking she should not have to be going thru this! 😔😭 this breaks my heart so much!