Kendrick Johnson (Courtesy of family)

Kendrick was found dead, upside down, inside a rolled up gym mat on Jan. 11, 2013. Much has been written about the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the young man’s body, but there is an underlying current of distrust for Lowndes County, Georgia, officials that have led many to believe that a conspiracy is afoot to protect certain individuals with powerful law enforcement connections from possible prosecution for what many believe is murder and not an accident. His parents, Kenneth and Jackie Johnson, have been fighting a battle to determine those responsible for their son’s death despite a recent legal setback.

Rolling out spoke with Kendrick’s father, Kenneth Johnson, regarding his pain and struggle.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.