Nasheed wants Holder to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell August 19.
Tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
He promised a full and open investigation of the Michael Brown shooting.
Nearly jubilant mood reins in Ferguson after Highway Patrol takes over security.
Washington Post and Huffington Post reporters were covering protests against the shooting of an unarmed black man by police.
The police department in a St. Louis suburb where a man was shot and killed by a police officer is asking protesters to gather only during daylight.
Racial tensions have run high for decades in this former railroad town that was once a mostly white St. Louis suburb until school busing and urban decay sent many families packing for more distant communities.
The parents of slain suburban St. Louis teen Michael Brown appeared at a news conference in tears and demanding justice in the wake of the shooting Saturday that sparked vigils and demonstrations where thousands marched and prompted a federal investigation.
School officials told staff and families, “Unfortunately unsafe conditions in areas within north county have continued through this morning and as a result, the first day of school will be delayed until Tuesday.”
A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.