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AF implements changes to improve law enforcement database reporting

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force's review of its reporting processes to civilian law enforcement in the Devin P. Kelley case has prompted immediate actions to correct reporting deficiencies and prevent future occurrences.

The Air Force’s review and corrective actions will continue over the next several months as the broader Department of Defense review proceeds.

Preliminary findings by the Air Force Inspector General confirmed the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Security Forces personnel then assigned at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, did not report required information to civilian law enforcement in the Kelley case. The review also found the error in the Kelley case was not an isolated incident and similar reporting lapses occurred at other locations. Although policies and procedures requiring reporting were in place, training and compliance measures were lacking.

The Air Force OSI has already implemented corrective measures to ensure compliance with reporting requirements to civilian law enforcement. In addition, Air Force Security Forces have also implemented several corrective measures and remaining actions will be completed in the next few weeks.

Among the new procedures is a leadership requirement at the field, regional and headquarters levels to verify that information from applicable cases is registered with the FBI's National Crime Information Center's Interstate Identification Index. Additionally, supporting software, checklist and training changes were made to support the new procedures.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein directed OSI and Security Forces to review all Air Force records with reportable offenses across the Air Force back to 2002. In order to complete the review and implement corrective measures, two task forces comprised of 30 members from each organization are aggressively working to ensure 100 percent compliance.

Air Force officials are correcting all identified deficiencies as they are discovered and reporting them to civilian law enforcement. The full review will be completed over the next several months.

The Air Force will continue to take steps to identify and remedy shortfalls as the review continues. The Air Force IG is closely monitoring all corrective actions and the ongoing review of records to assess progress and report to Air Force leadership.

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