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Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016

Kendrick Johnson death update: Family seeking justice, ‘someone to be accountable’

Kendrick Johnson’s mother believes 2016 is the year of accountability, stating that “2016 is Kendrick’s year for someone to be held accountable for his death.”

While the case is still under federal investigation, Jacquelyn Johnson is one frustrated mother, working hard over the past three years seeking justice for her son.

Kendrick Johnson“Things that they stop were going to make me stop. Those are the things that keep me going. Besides Kendrick, he keeps me going because he was my child,” Johnson said.

Many people joined the Johnsons to March for justice, including the father of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer when he charged at the cop.

Also in support was Andrew Joseph III’s family. Joseph’s father says he was killed after sheriff’s deputies kicked him out of a state fair and they are all part of a unfortunate support system, but days like today are important.

“It’s an opportunity to have our voices heard to have our concerns heard. Because this is the worst place that you want to be is standing in our shoes,” Andrew Joseph said.

As for Johnson the day, she’s stuck with the same resounding question as the day of her son’s death: “We want to know exactly what happened to our son,” Johnson said.

Kendrick Johnson was found dead in the school’s gym, rolled up inside of a wrestling mat. The case was quickly dismissed as an accident, but questions arose regarding the investigation, the practices of the coroner as well as accusations of corruption in law enforcement.

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Kendrick Johnson facebook photo

Kendrick Johnson facebook photo

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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