Andrew Finch

KNSS News
April 17, 2018 - 11:10 am
The mother of the man shot by a Wichita police officer in a deadly swatting incident, spoke in front of the Wichita city council Tuesday. Lisa Finch spoke for over 26 minutes, saying she had nightmares of the December 28, 2017 incident. "I want what happened to my son to be kept in front of the...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2018 - 6:20 pm
The mother of a man killed by a Wichita police officer after a prank 911 call went before the City Council on Tuesday, wanting answers and explanations as to why her son was shot and killed. Lisa Finch has been at Council meetings before, but Tuesday was the first time Finch spoke directly to the...
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Dreamstime
March 17, 2018 - 1:05 am
Billboards have been seen in Wichita demanding justice for the 'swatting' death of Andrew Finch. The red and black billboards read: 'ANDREW FINCH IS DEAD. IF YOU BELIEVE IN JUSTICE, IT'S TIME TO FILE CHARGES.' Andrew Finch was killed when someone called in fake information to Wichita Police, who...
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Dreamstime
March 10, 2018 - 12:53 am
The City of Wichita, in response to a lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of the family of Andrew Finch, insists that he was shot because he did not follow officer instructions. Finch was killed as the result of a swatting prank, after a caller told police someone inside the home where he...
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Dreamstime
February 24, 2018 - 3:12 am
Lawmakers in the house have passed a bill that will increase the penalty for anyone who makes a swatting call that results in death or extreme injury. Representative John Carmichael, one of the lawmakers who introduced the bill said that the law in Kansas was really not designed, initially, at...
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Dreamstime
February 17, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Certain situations in the past few months have local citizens questioning the procedures and policies of the Wichita police department. In December, Andrew Finch was shot and killed by police while standing on his front porch. In January, a Wichita police officer was charged with battery and...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Kansas Representatives John Whitmer and Patty Markley along with principal sponsor John Carmichael on Tuesday jointly introduced House Bill 2581, a bill to address swatting; the bill was introduced in Topeka in the House Judiciary Committee. The bill would create new law which would make life-...
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Dreamstime
January 20, 2018 - 5:08 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death in Kansas that resulted from a prank call to police. Republican Rep. Bill Kidd of Independence has filed legislation to hold pranksters civilly and criminally liable if they make a call resulting in an...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
A man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man has been returned to Kansas. Sedgwick County jail records show 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into the jail Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and...
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Glendale Police
January 03, 2018 - 1:05 pm
A 25-year-old Los Angeles man suspected of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man faces a charge of making a false alarm, according to a warrant filed Wednesday in California. The Los Angeles County district attorney filed the fugitive-from-justice...
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