By Jonathan Easley and Peter Schroeder - 03/23/12 04:08 PM EDT
President Obama has promised a full investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin, saying Friday, "If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.
“And I think [Trayvon’s parents] are right to expect all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness that it deserves and that we’re going to get to the bottom of what happened,” Obama said in response to a reporter's question.
This is the first time Obama has waded into the controversy surrounding Martin, an unarmed Florida teenager killed weeks ago by a Neighborhood Watchman. Obama made the remarks at a Rose Garden ceremony unveiling his nominee for the World Bank.