President Barack Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Missouri, this week amid a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown.
The President said that violence in protests undermines justice and that he is being careful about not prejudging events before investigations are completed. Obama also said that “in too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear.”
Evidence in the shooting death could be presented to a grand jury as early as Wednesday, a spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney said.
Follow complete coverage of breaking news on CNN.com, CNN TV and CNN Mobile.
CNN is now LIVE anywhere you want it.
You can watch live CNN TV at http://CNN.com/CNNtv
or on the CNN Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Contact your cable, satellite or telco provider for availability.
The police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen in a St. Louis suburb has been identified as Darren Wilson. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who released the name to reporters today, said Wilson has been a police officer for six years.
Michael Brown, an African-American teen, was shot to death Saturday. Police have said the shooting occurred during a struggle for the officer’s gun. Witnesses have said Brown’s arms were raised when he was shot.
Get complete coverage of breaking news on CNN TV, CNN.com and CNN Mobile.