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October 30, 2013

Kendrick Johnson family wins full access to school surveillance videos

VALDOSTA — The family of a 17-year-old found dead earlier this year in Lowndes High School will have full access to the investigative reports, including school surveillance video, related to their son’s death, according to a ruling this morning in Lowndes County Superior Court.

“We are one step closer to getting to the truth,” said Benjamin Crump, attorney for the parents of Kendrick Johnson, the Lowndes High School student found dead on campus in January.

Southern Circuit Judge Harry Jay Altman heard the case in closed chambers. Altman ordered the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office to release previously redacted and omitted material that was not included in the family’s open records request for all information relating to their son’s case.

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