The mother of George Floyd’s six years old daughter called for justice at a Minneapolis news conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Floyd’s daughter Gianna and her mother Roxie Washington shared their anguish over his brutal and sudden death as they called for people to remember him as more than just a symbol.
She said he was a good father who did not deserve to die face down on the pavement, pinned under the weight of three police officers.
With her 6-year-old daughter Gianna clinging to her, Roxie Washington told reporters she wants all four officers involved in Floyd’s death to pay for the killing, which has sparked protests across the US and the world.
"I want justice for him because he was good, no matter what anybody thinks," Roxie Washington told reporters at a press conference in Minneapolis.
"He was good and this is the proof that he was a good man," she added, pointing at their daughter.
When their daughter, Gianna, asked why people on TV kept saying her dad's name, all Washington could say was, "...he couldn't breathe."
The attorneys representing Washington said they want the world to have another image of Floyd besides the video of his altercation with police.
Derek Chauvin, the 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. Three other officers involved were fired but have not been charged.