MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The ongoing battle between Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and the Miami Police Department escalated late Tuesday when Regalado wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking for a federal investigation of nine police-involved shootings.
Mayor Regalado wants the Department of Justice to review the policies and practices of the Miami Police Department.
Regalado cited growing concerns from the community that the police have not responded adequately to calls for an investigation into the shootings.
In his letter, Regalado said he wants an objective external investigation to get to the bottom of the nine police-involved shootings that have occurred since April 2010. Seven of those shootings have resulted in deaths.