Lesley McSpadden is comforted during the funeral services for her son Michael Brown on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)
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Brown's Aug. 9 killing ignited almost two weeks of racially charged street protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.Police have said a scuffle broke out after Wilson told Brown and a friend to move out of the street and onto a sidewalk in Ferguson. Police said Wilson was pushed into his squad car and physically assaulted. An autopsy found Brown was shot at least six times.President Barack Obama sent three White House aides to the funeral.Among the mourners at the funeral was Will Acklin, a black man who traveled from Arkansas.Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., has asked protesters to take a break Monday and observe a "day of silence" so the family can grieve.Family and friends say Brown was an aspiring rapper who dubbed himself "Big Mike".
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