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The dangerous escalation of police brutality has spawned federal investigators to look into a review of recent police tactics that have claimed the lives of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others. The review will most likely be completed by next year. General Eric Holder says the review will be very influential in the prevention of aggressive police tactics. “Nobody has looked at the profession in any holistic way in more than 50 years,” he said. [USA Today]

Detroit was hit with their biggest flood in over 80 years on Monday, with a record rainfall of 4.57 inches. One thousand cars were left abandoned on roads, as some towns suffered more than 6 inches of rain. One person has been reported dead after entering cardiac arrest while stuck in her home. Just a few weeks ago, the Motor City was at the center of controversy for cutting off water to over 700,000 customers who were unable to pay their bills. [Huffington Post]

Officer Richard Christopher, 32, was killed after driving on the wrong side of a New York highway when his car hit James DeVito, who also died on the scene. Christopher, an army veteran and 8-year member of the police force in the Bronx, was driving on the New York State Thruway Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., when he hit DeVito’s car. Police are looking into the case to find out how Christopher ended up on the wrong side of the highway. [NBC News]

We guess you really shouldn’t mess with someone who loves television. A group of inmates from Rikers Island rioted this week when their bed times were switched from 11 p.m. to 9 p.m. The inmates were upset over the change because they were missing their favorite telenovelas and ironically, the show Criminal Minds. Sixty-eight inmates were pepper sprayed during the riot. [Gawker]


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