Consultants ask why Robert Card wasn’t arrested weeks earlier than Lewiston mass capturing

Within the wake of the Lewiston mass capturing final week, authorized consultants are questioning whether or not the gunman’s threats and erratic conduct within the previous months ought to have resulted in his arrest.

As extra particulars emerge about Robert R. Card II’s previous, some felony justice observers mentioned they consider his actions have been sufficient to not solely invoke Maine’s yellow flag legislation, which could have prevented him from having weapons, however that police could have had possible trigger to arrest him.

Their observations add to the rising listing of questions on what legislation enforcement officers or the Military Reserve, the place Card was a member, may have completed to handle the warning indicators that Card was a reputable menace to public security earlier than he dedicated the worst mass capturing in Maine’s fashionable historical past.