Monday, January 01, 2018

Deadly Wichita Police Shooting Amid 'Swatting' Allegations Become Complicated



Quick round-up of better news links on the latest online trend and it's consequences or lack thereof . . .

Fatal 'Swatting' Episode in Kansas Raises Quandary: Who Is to Blame?

The man arrested in connection with the Wichita case, Tyler R. Barriss, 25, was a known swatter. He was sentenced to two years in a California jail for phoning in false bomb threats in 2015 to the ABC Studios in Glendale, prompting an evacuation and a search with police dogs.


Charges against "swatting" suspect could be complicated

Los Angeles police have arrested Tyler Barriss on a fugitive warrant in California arising from a Thursday evening incident in Kansas, where a suspected "swatting" hoax and a phony 911 call ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man, Andrew Finch.


Wichita police owe public a fuller explanation in shooting of unarmed man

Andrew Finch shouldn't have died five days ago. That's one of the few things clear after a swatting incident that led to a Wichita police officer killing an unarmed Finch on the porch of his west Wichita home.


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9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It's this kind of crap that makes Byron scary!

Byron Funkhouser said...

If you say so coward.

God, you people are such pussies.

Anonymous said...

Byron lies again. He said just a few days ago he hates us, and only can stand us every 3 weeks...

Super Dave said...

I'll say it's been a wonderful Christmas not seeing his hate here on every post.

Anonymous said...

Meathead cop with itchy trigger finger is to blame. Notice no other cops shot? This guy was looking to finally shoot someone and got his wish. He needs to go to prison and the city of Wichita needs to pay out tens of millions of dollars in a settlement.

Anonymous said...

Will the caller be extradited to Kansas ?

Anonymous said...

The cop was probably just doing what he was trained to do: when a violent perp (and the cop was right to assume Finch was a violent perp based on the 911 call) reaches down to his waistband it's probably for a weapon, so shoot him before he gets a chance to use it.

The person who phoned in the false report that generated swat team action is guilty as heck - of something. I hope he spends many years in prison.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 6:30. Meathead cop should go to jail.

Anonymous said...

You never shoot any American citizen based on what you might imagine, don't know or may have seen on a TV crime drama. Last time I checked not understanding or precisely following an order being screamed at you does not provide an officer a legal excuse to kill your ass. I bet they even know that much in Wichita. Surely they train officers on that point.......oh wait......