Obama: Civil rights investigation opened into death of Michael Brown

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(CNN) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel there this week to meet with investigators.

Obama also called for calm in Ferguson in response to a week of sometimes violent demonstrations there in the wake of the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Obama said “let’s see some understanding” rather than confrontation, and “let’s seek to heal.”

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  • david brown

    the president needs to keep his nose out of this .all he does it stir up racial problems. its funny how this page as well as world news with diane sawyer only covers one side of this story. neither of you show the video of the 6′ 3 250-300 lb man not boy roughing up the store owner he just robbed (oh with he’s now witness Johnson) cigars in hand.