In a statement issued by the
Obama noted that the
Police have not released the name of the officer involved.
"I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding," Obama said in the statement.
"We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that's what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve."
The White House issued the statement as the president is vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.