Prank 911 call leads to police killing innocent man

A 28-year-old man was killed at his Wichita home Thursday by a SWAT team responding to a prankster’s call about a hostage situation at the home. The victim wasn’t armed, and was shot when a cop with an itchy trigger finger thought he was reaching for his waistband, even though no weapon was seen. A California man has been arrested for the prank call. Read story here.

Meanwhile, on the same day, police reform activists in Washington State turned in more than enough signatures for a 2018 ballot initiative to hold police more accountable for shooting incidents. Read that story here.

Photo: Scene of the Wichita police shooting

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