"Chance has been taking that big, bright spotlight that follows him around, and he's shining it on young people in our hometown of Chicago," Obama said in a video message.
Both Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and former county prosecutor Tim McGinty previously blamed the toy gun, in part, for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Cleveland Police Department officer Frank Garmback, in a video of a police interview following the shooting of the African American child, became emotional several times.
Judgments on the sizes of white and Black men "were consistently biased," even when the men were the same size, the study's lead author reported.
Jesse Williams' BET Awards Speech: 'If you have no interest in equal rights for Black people, then do not make suggestions to those who do'
His documentary, "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," premiered on BET last month. He received BET's Humanitarian Award.
"In a situation like this, there's no such thing as closure or justice," lawyers Johnathan Abady and Earl Ward said in a statement Monday. "Nothing will bring Tamir back. His unnecessary and premature death leaves a gaping hole for those who knew and loved him that can never be filled."
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