An attorney for Johnson’s parents said in September that the autopsy’s findings had been sent to local authorities and to Moore, as well as to the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.
The GBI has said it stands by the findings of the initial autopsy. The Justice Department said at the time that it had reviewed the state investigation file and didn’t see “sufficient indication of a civil rights violation to authorize a civil rights investigation.” But the Justice Department did say it was working with Moore and that his office was monitoring and evaluating the situation.
Yesterday, both of Johnson’s parents said they would continue to press for answers.
“We always believed it wasn’t an accident, and we still believe it wasn’t an accident, and we always will believe it wasn’t an accident,” said his father, Kenneth Johnson.
Associated Press writers Brendan Farrington in Tallahassee, Fla., and Ray Henry in Atlanta contributed to this report.