Gianna Floyd, George Floyd's Daughter, Appears in Video in Court

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June 25, 2021, 2:45 p.m. ET

June 25, 2021, 2:45 p.m. ET

Gianna’s statement was the first to be heard in court.
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Gianna Floyd, the 7-year-old daughter of George Floyd, said in a video played in court on Friday that she missed her father and that she wished she could play with him.

“I ask about him all the time,” Gianna said in the video, which was played at the sentencing hearing for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering her father.

“I want to play with him, have fun, go on a plane ride,” she said in the video. As the video played, Mr. Chauvin appeared to watch from inside the courtroom.

“We used to have dinner every single night before we went to bed,” Gianna said. “My daddy always used to help me brush my teeth.”

In the video, which was played by prosecutors as one of several victim impact statements, a woman off-camera asked if Gianna wished that her father was still alive.

“Yeah, but he is,” Gianna said. “Through his spirit?” the woman asked. “Yes,” Gianna replied.

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