Who is Gianna Floyd?
Gianna Floyd is the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd who died on May 25th 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.
She is currently 6 years old.
Gianna Floyd Parents
Her parents are George Floyd and Roxie Washington. Roxie during a news conference in Minneapolis on June 2nd shared what his death means for their little girl. “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. “If there’s a problem she’s having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore,” Washington said.
he was a FATHER. imagine what he was thinking his last moments, wondering what his little girl would think. he did change the world and gianna floyd deserves to live in one where she is unconditionally LOVED pic.twitter.com/zsatZBO19E
— kara | NONAS DAY!! (@capscore) June 3, 2020
She fought through tears during a news saying that Floyd loved their daughter, and still provided for them after he moved from Texas to Minnesota. Gianna told CBS News that she has only happy memories of her dad.
“I remember when he used to take me outside … and then I used to get on his back and he used to carry me on his back all the time,” Gianna said. “It was super fun.”
Giana consoled her mom during the interview. Washington says their hearts are broken. Her attorneys say they won’t stop until justice is served.
When Washington first learned about Floyd’s passing, she told CNN that she didn’t know how to tell Gianna. Gianna would soon ask her mother why people on TV kept saying her dad’s name. Then, she wanted to know how Floyd had died.
“The only thing I could tell her is he couldn’t breathe,” Washington told CNN. She lamented that their daughter will miss Floyd through her life achievements.
“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.”
Gianna Floyd Go Fund Me
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with Gianna’s future. The intro on the page reads, “This is the official GoFundMe established in George Floyd’s honor to help provide for the needs of his 6-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd. ” The account has already raised close to $500,000.