Wichita City Council hears concerns about deadly officer-involved shooting on 'swatting' call

Published: Jan. 9, 2018 at 5:27 PM CST
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A deadly prank sparked concern in Wichita. A Wichita Police officer fatally shot Andrew Finch while responding to an emergency call that turned out to be fake.

Tuesday, a group wanted to make sure city council members knew where they stood on swatting.

One woman told council members she thinks the city should be held responsible so the family doesn't have to go through years of struggle to get justice. Another man said he has questions about the seven seconds video police released.

"I think it's a good opportunity to take a step back and look at some of our policies and procedures, look at some of the training because it does seem to, you know, we want to protect officers 100%, but at the same time, we can't have incidents like this with an innocent citizen," said councilman Jeff Blubaugh.

Council members say this is an opportunity to look policies and procedures.

"I think when reports do come out, we will see what changes need to be made and we will try to get those happening as soon as possible," said councilman Brandon Johnson.