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« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2014, 01:22:07 PM »

Report: Concerns about Navy Yard shooter never reported
March 18, 2014

WASHINGTON Co-workers, supervisors and associates of Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis raised concerns about his mental health, but those fears were never reported to the government, according to Pentagon investigations into the shootings released Tuesday.

If the contractor for whom Alexis worked had told the government about his troubles, the report said, "Alexis' authorization to access secure facilities and information would have been revoked."

But Alexis' clearance was not revoked, and on Sept. 16, 2013, he entered Building 197 at the Navy Yard with a shotgun and killed 12 people before police shot and killed him. The report also found that security procedures were insufficient at the naval facility near downtown Washington.

A key finding of the report: Leaders of his employer, technology subcontractor The Experts, "decided not to inform the government of adverse information concerning Alexis' emotional, mental, or personality condition, even when they had concerns that Alexis may cause harm to others ..."
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered several changes to Pentagon policy, including automated checks of personnel with access to military facilities or classified information and the establishment of an "Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center."
The reports paint a portrait of a troubled young man whose violent outbursts and unreliability was known to his neighbors, police and creditors but never fully explored by the Navy or the contractor who hired him.

Alexis' bizarre behavior was apparent to his supervisors and to the Navy when he traveled from Virginia to Rhode Island where he was working for the contractor at the Naval Station Newport on Aug. 4.
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