Family of Andrew Finch blames WPD officer, not Tyler Barris, for his death

January 14, 2018 - 2:55 am

The attorney representing the family of Andy Finch says the family blames the Wichita police officer who shot him, not the prank caller, for his death.

Civil Rights Attorney Andrew M. Stroth, who is representing the Finch family, said that "The Wichita Police Department bears responsibility for the use of excessive, reckless, unreasonable and lethal force." He added that while the family does want to see Barris held responsible for allegedly making the swatting phone call, he wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.

Since the shooting the officers name has not been released, and the only information that has been released from the DA's office is that the officer is currently on paid administrative leave.

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