Mother of “swatting” victim wants cop criminally charged for shooting

Enlarge / Troy Livingston, deputy chief of the Wichita police department. (credit: Wichita Police Facebook page)

An attorney representing Lisa Finch, the mother of a man who was killed by Wichita police last week after a "swatting" prank call, is calling for criminal charges to be filed against the officer who fired the fatal shot.

"Justice for the Finch family constitutes criminal charges against the shooting officer," attorney Andrew Stroth told the Associated Press in a phone interview.

The tragic death of Andrew Finch, 28, began with a prank phone call. A man called Wichita police claiming that he had shot his own father, taken his family hostage, and poured gasoline around the home. The caller claimed to be at the address where Andrew and Lisa Finch actually lived.

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