Kendrick Johnson Documentary Re-Ignites Calls for Justice

Kendrick Johnson’s mother and family recently joined actress Jennifer Lewis and Director Jason Pollock at the Los Angeles premiere of Finding Kendrick Johnson. The screening was held at the Leammle Theatre in North Hollywood during the documentary’s seven night L.A run. 

Lewis, who is co-producer and narrator of the film, held a small rally outside the theatre before the screening. The 64-year-old actress has called the documentary ‘some of the most important work she has done in Hollywood.’ 

She says she was moved to help tell Johnson’s story due to the fact his organs were removed, and his family received little answers into his cause of death. 

“Do you know how hard it is, to come this far in this country and then have to watch them just, kill our kids?” Lewis said outside the Leammle Theatre. 

“We are going to get justice for the Johnson family.”

In March, Valdosta Sheriff Ashley Paulk reopened Johnson’s case–a silver-lining for his family who have been fighting over 8 years to receive justice and answers.

Lewis’ powerful voice guides us through the nearly 4-year private investigation into the mysterious death of 17-year-old Johnson. Johnson was found rolled inside a mat in Valdosta High School’s gym Jan 2017, the day after he was reported missing by his parents. His death was ruled accidental by school and police officials. 

Kendrick’s parents hired their own forensic pathologist, whose findings contradicted the original autopsy report that Johnson died due to accidental positional asphyxiation. 

The independent autopsy report determined instead that Johnson died by blunt force trauma.

“I care about them killing our children so I will be in the streets. I will be doing whatever I can do for the Johnson family. Are we clear?” Lewis said during the rally. 

Jaqueline Johnson, Kendrick Johnson’s mother, says she stands on the grounds that her son was murdered, and no one can change her mind. 

“No matter how hard they try, you know your child. I raised him for the 17 good years that God gave him to me, so I am going to stand up for that child because I am his voice now,” Jaqueline Johnson shared.

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“Finding Kendrick Johnson” is Currently Streaming on Amazon Prime. Starz has also acquired rights to the documentary and have set a December release date.

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