MIAMI ( – 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.

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Regalado cited growing concerns from the community that the police have not responded adequately to calls for an investigation into the shootings.

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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.

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