Michael J. Moore, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, has told EBONY.com that he will announce at 1PM EST today that he is opening an investigation into the Jan. 10, 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson at Valdosta County High School in Valdosta, Georgia.
Appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama, Moore began reviewing the case this past summer at the initial request of Chevene King, Jr., counsel for Jackie and Kenneth, the parents of Kendrick Johnson. One casualty of the recent government shutdown was that because of it, Moore had to perform his office with a skeleton crew. He lost at least a full week to ten days of work because of it.
Now, Moore will be investigating Johnson's death with the full weight of the Federal government behind him. He has repeatedly told EBONY.com that he will go anywhere and meet with anybody to get to the truth. In opening the investigation, his work now involves deducing the exact cause of the 17-year-old's death, according to the available evidence
If Moore then decides it is homicide, he will bring the case before a Federal grand jury and ask for indictments of the suspected parties.
MORE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER MOORE'S ANNOUNCEMENT...