WICHITA, Kan. Many people are still wanting answers in the late-December shooting death of an unarmed man by Wichita Police after a prank call to his home.
Andrew Finch was shot by the police after a "swatting" prank. He was 28-year-old and from Wichita, Kansas. | Photo Undated
Police have said the officer believed he was reaching for a weapon in his waistband when they responded to a false hostage situation.
Every week since the shooting of Andrew Finch, members of the public have come to City Hall to talk to city leaders about police shootings.
Two of the main things they want to see are the police department better funded and better trained.
"Our police department isn't being funded properly so it can run properly, we need more officers on the street," said Wichita resident, Jessica Olson.
Olson wasn't just there to talk about Finch, but also her friend's son who was shot and killed by Wichita police in 2012.
After the meeting, Councilman Brandon Johnson addressed funding for the department.
“When I ran my campaign we talked about improving our police department outside of any incident, and one of the things I've always wanted to see is more community policing and that takes money," said Johnson.
Though they don't know the finch family personally, those who spoke Tuesday say they want answers.
"We've had enough and we demand justice for Andrew Finch and justice for all the other people who've been shot by our officers unnecessarily," said Wichita resident, Katherine Camden.
The name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released by the Wichita Police Department.
They said he is now on paid administrative capacity, rather than paid administrative leave.