Andrew Finch was killed by the Wichita Police Department on December 28, 2017 after a serial swatter had staged a hoax at Finch’s house, unbeknownst to both he and the police. The rash decision to shoot Finch less than ten seconds after arriving on scene was an unconstituitonal attack on his civil rights. His family wanted justice, so they called Action.
Based on the clear use of excessive and lethal force by the Wichita Police Department, the family of Andy Finch sought $25 million in damages.
This number combines the many harmful and lasting ripple effects of Andy’s tragic and preventable death - from punitive damages, to funeral and burial expenses, to accounting for his lifetime of lost income.
This lawsuit on behalf of Andy Finch is the costliest swatting incident in the United States, and it is promoting not only justice for Finch, but also deterrence against future incidents of a similar nature.
"The Finch case represents one of the most egregious police shootings in the country," - Andrew Stroth, on behalf of the Finch family
Even though Andy Finch should still be here today, this case is bringing much-needed national attention to the growing issue of swatting and excessive police force in this country, forcing legislators to reassess their policies, and practices.