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Pentagon: 'Troubling' lapses in giving criminal data to FBI

By ROBERT BURNS
AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's watchdog agency says it found a "troubling" number of failures this year by the military services to alert the FBI to criminal history information.

In a report Tuesday, the Pentagon's inspector general released results from a monthslong assessment it coincidentally was completing at the time of the Nov. 5 Texas church shooting in which a former Air Force member killed 26 people. The former airman, Devin P. Kelley, had been convicted of assaulting family members in a 2012 court martial, but the information was not passed on to the FBI as required by Pentagon regulations.

Tuesday's report said that from February through October, the military's law enforcement organizations failed to submit 24 percent of required fingerprint cards and 31 percent of required reports of court martial convictions.

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