George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter opens up about her dad

ABC News' Eva Pilgrim speaks to Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, and her mother, Roxie Washington, as a new investigation is launched into the Minneapolis Police Department.
3:13 | 06/03/20

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Thank you so much, George. We continue overnight with what happened. Georgefloyd's 6-year-old daughter talking about her dad for the first time. Eva pilgrim spoke with the little girl and her mother and this as a new investigation into the Minneapolis police department is launched. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Yeah, Gianna and her mother want the world to know that George Floyd that they knew, the man who spoiled his daughter and moved here to Minnesota so he could better provide for his family. What do you want people to know? That I miss him. Reporter: Overnight George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna talking about her dad. What was your dad like? He played with me. She didn't have to play with nobody else because daddy was going to play with her all day long. Reporter: Gianna's mother Roxie Washington saying George loved his daughter. He was always a great dad. I mean, that was his baby. He loved his little girl. Reporter: Roxie found out about George's death when she got a phone call. She then got on the internet and saw the video. I watched it only for a moment because I was like I can't believe -- I couldn't believe that somebody was doing him like that. I wish I could have been there to help him. How did you explain what happened to your daughter? I didn't. Reporter: But Gianna knew something was wrong. She said to me, I hear them. I hear them saying my daddy's name. And I told her. She doesn't know what happened. I told her her dad died because he couldn't breathe. Reporter: As for little Gianna she may not know exactly what happened to her father but she does know that everyone is talking about her dad. And just 6 years old all she has left of her dad is memories this. Baby book part of the documentation of her father's love. Daddy stayed every night. I know whey want to be when I grow up? What? I wanna be -- I wanna be a doctor to take care of people. Reporter: Her mother devastated George will never get to see her chase those dreams. My heart is broke for my baby. It's broke. That's why you're seeing people in the streets and people demanding changes is because now people are waking up because they've seen this too many times. Do you think it'll change? Now it is. Definitely. Reporter: And the change starting here, the governor of Minnesota announcing that the state is launching a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis police department. He says it is the first of many steps ahead to restore trust with the black community. Robin. More steps to come. Thank you for sharing that, Eva. So very much.

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