A DISTRAUGHT ex of the late George Floyd told reporters their young daughter "needs her dad".
With her tearful girl, Gianna, clinging to her, Roxie Washington added, "I want justice for him because he was good."
Who is George Floyd's ex-partner Roxie Washington?
Roxie Washington, 38, is a former partner of George Floyd - the 46-year-old black man who died on Memorial Day after a white cop kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
She told the Houston Chronicle that athletic George, who was a top football player for his Texas high school team, was a "gentle giant".
Washington added: "People mistake him because he was so big that they thought he was always a fighting person - but he was a loving person."
Describing him as a family man, she said the way he died was "cruel. They [cops] took him away from his daughter.
"She'll never see her father again."
He had moved from his hometown of Houston, Texas, in 2018 to find employment and start a new life in Minneapolis, where he worked as a truck driver and bouncer.
Did they have children together?
Roxie Washington and George Floyd have a daughter, six-year-old Gianna.
Gianna Floyd lives with her mother in his former hometown of Houston.
George's death has also left his other kids fatherless.
KBTX reported that Quincy Mason Floyd and Connie Mason attended a Black Lives Matter demo on May 31 in Bryan, Texas.
Quincy told the station it wasn't until after Memorial Day that he heard the news of his dad's death in police custody.
He said: "I didn't recognise who it was until mom called and told me.
"She said, 'do you know who that guy was?' I said 'no'. She said, 'that's your father'."
Connie added: "My dad is in peace and we have to be the ones to deal with all this stress.
"It's going to be tough to get over this day-by-day."
What has Roxie said since George's death?
Roxie Washington has demanded justice for her ex, saying he was a good dad who didn't deserve to die face-down on the pavement, handcuffed and pinned under the weight of three burly officers.
With Gianna clinging to her, Roxie told reporters in her first press conference that she wants all four officers involved in his death to pay for the killing, which has sparked protests across the US and the world.
The mum said of the cops: “At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families.
“Gianna doesn’t have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate.
"He will never walk her down the aisle.
“He loved her, he loved her so much.
“I’m here for my baby. I’m here for George because I want justice for him, and I want justice for him because he was good.
"No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.
"And this is the proof that he was a good man," she added, referring to his daughter.
Roxie said that "if there's a problem and [Gianni] needs her dad, she does not have that anymore."
During a Q&A session, she was moved to tears and said: "He still took care of us.
He provided for us. He lived and he worked."
She discussed how Floyd was "so happy to have her" after Gianna was born.
"He slept the whole time that I went through labour, but when he heard her cry, he got up.
"I still have a picture of him waking up and getting his baby," she added.
Roxie appeared in Minneapolis supported by her attorneys, along with Gianna and Stephen Jackson, a retired NBA player and George's close friend.
Stephen has vowed to - one day - stand in for his dead pal, and walk his daughter down the aisle.
He added that the "whole reason for moving was to get here [Minneapolis], get away from Texas, so he could come to provide for his family and be a better father, a better provider.
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"[George's] whole reason for being in Minnesota was to work and drive trucks."
Roxie has hired attorneys to represent her and Gianna, including L. Chris Stewart of Atlanta-based Stewart Trial Attorneys, reports AJC News.
Stewart has also been providing expertise for Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery - who was fatally shot in the street after being stopped by Greg and Travis McMichael as he jogged through their Georgia neighbourhood.