Newport Police http://ripr.org en Lt. Col. Winquist: How RI Police Face Down Mental Illness http://ripr.org/post/lt-col-winquist-how-ri-police-face-down-mental-illness <p>Several weeks ago, a &nbsp;shooter opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C.&nbsp; It turns out the suspected shooter Aaron Alexis was in Newport prior to the shooting.&nbsp; During his stay Newport police were called to his hotel room, and he reported hearing voices.&nbsp; The encounter, combined with others, has spurred debate about whether authorities should have seen red flags and done more.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:50 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 22442 at http://ripr.org Lt. Col. Winquist: How RI Police Face Down Mental Illness