‘I miss you and I love you’: George Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter delivers the first victim impact statement at Derek Chauvin’s sentencing

George Floyd's daughter Gianna appears on a video call during Derek Chauvin's sentencing.
George Floyd’s daughter Gianna appears on a video call during Derek Chauvin’s sentencing. Livestream/CBS Minnesota
  • George Floyd’s daughter delivered the first victim impact statement at Derek Chauvin’s sentencing.
  • In April, Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, killing of Floyd.
  • Gianna Floyd, 7, said if she could say anything to her father, “it would be I miss you and I love you.”
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George Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter delivered the first victim impact statement at the sentencing of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin on Friday.

In April, Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, killing of Floyd, whose death sparked national protest against racial injustice.

On Friday, the courtroom was shown a video recording of Gianna Floyd’s victim impact statement, where she said she asks about her father “all the time.”

I was asking, ‘How did my dad get hurt?'” she said. Someone in the video asked Gianna if she wished her dad was here, she said he was in spirit.

“If you could say anything to your daddy right now, what would it be?” the person recording the video asked.

Gianna replied: “It would be I miss you and I love you.”

-The Recount (@therecount) June 25, 2021