Pentagon knew of lapses reporting crimes to FBI
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has known for at least two decades about failures to give military criminal history information to the FBI, including the type of information the Air Force didn't report about Texas church gunman Devin P. Kelley, who had assaulted his wife and stepson while he was an airman.
The Air Force lapse in the case is now under review by the Pentagon's inspector general. That lapse made it possible for Kelley to buy guns before he killed 26 people Sunday at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
New details have emerged about Kelley's troubled Air Force career. In 2012, several months before his conviction in the domestic violence case, Kelley escaped from a civilian mental health center where he had been placed by the Air Force for treatment.