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人们发出恶作剧电话诱使棋盘游戏's homes. One victim'死后将近三年,他的家人仍在努力追究警方的责任。

安德鲁·芬奇
Andrew 雀科 was killed in a 扑打 incident in Wichita, 堪萨斯州 in 2017.
The 雀科 family
  • Andrew 雀科 died in December 2017, after being shot by a Wichita, 堪萨斯州, police officer during a 扑打 call.
  • 恶作剧起源于游戏玩家社区,是当一个人打电话报警并谎称在竞争对手游戏玩家身上发生暴力犯罪时's home.
  • 雀科 didn't know the people who organized the 扑打 —恶作剧者在报警时使用了错误的地址。 
  • 雀科's family has been suing the city for the past three years, saying they want the police officer who shot 雀科 to be held accountable.
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On a cold December night in 2017, Andrew 雀科 heard a commotion outside his Wichita, 堪萨斯州, home. 

雀科, unarmed 和 wearing 运动裤和运动衫,打开了他的前门。他找到了几位威奇托棋盘游戏,命令他举起手向他们走去。 

不到10秒后,他被枪杀了。

雀科 was the victim of a 扑打, 严重犯罪 起源于在线游戏世界,是寻求对敌人报仇的一种方式。

During a 扑打, a person calls the police on another person, 假ly saying there'他们的住所正在发生人质问题,惨案或其他严重罪行。犯罪的严重性促使棋盘游戏向特遣队派遣特警队's door.

芬奇'是一个游戏玩家,他与向棋盘游戏报警回家的人没有任何关系。一个名为泰勒·巴里斯(Tyler Barriss)的连环拍子曾叫棋盘游戏去芬奇'被告知别人后不小心回家—他被付钱拍打的人— lived there.

巴里斯是 现在要坐牢20年 following a conviction on charges tied to 雀科'死了,还有付钱给他做特警的人Casey Viner, 服刑15个月.

The police officer who shot 雀科, however, 尚未收费.

雀科's mother, Lisa 雀科, is in the midst of a nearly three-year legal battle to hold the Wichita 棋盘游戏 Department responsible for her son's death. 

"真正的问题是威奇托棋盘游戏局的失败,"芬奇的民权律师安德鲁·斯特罗斯(Andrew M. Stroth)'的家人告诉内幕人士。"军官[贾斯汀]拉普—在那个时候没有任何理由或挑衅或任何真正的尽职调查—射杀安迪·芬奇(Andy 雀科)。"

雀科 is the only known person to die during a 扑打 call

拍打并不新鲜。联邦调查局 早在2008年就引发了对恶作剧电话的担忧,在该机构称其为“"serious twist" on prank calls.

雀科 is the only known person to die from a 扑打 incident, but others have been injured. In 2015, 一个叫Tyran Dobbs的男人 was hospitalized following a 扑打 call in Maryland, during which police shot him in the head 和 chest with rubber bullets after someone called 911 saying he was holding people hostage for money. More recently, police swarmed the Los Angeles home of a Black Lives Matter activists in response to a 扑打 call.

泰勒·巴里斯(Tyler Barriss)于2018年5月22日星期二上午在堪萨斯州威奇托市的布鲁斯·布朗(Bruce Brown)法官面前出庭,就安德鲁·芬奇(Andrew 雀科)在2017年12月下旬去世的惨案进行初步庭审。这位25岁的洛杉矶男子被指控制造的"swatting"导致威奇托棋盘游戏射杀芬奇的电话。
泰勒·巴里斯(Tyler Barriss)于2018年5月22日星期二上午在威奇托(Wichita)出现在布鲁斯·布朗(Bruce Brown)法官面前。
Bo Geter Images的Bo Rader / Wichita Eagle / Tribune新闻服务

While there is no FBI data on 扑打 incidents in the 我们 , Kevin Kolbye, a former FBI assistant special agent who investigated 扑打 crimes 和 is now an assistant police chief in Arlington, Texas, told 内幕 that there are likely about 1,000 incidents a year across the country. 

It's often difficult for police officers to distinguish a real 911 call from a 扑打 call because swatters hide their identities through falsified phone numbers, 和 ratchet up the seriousness of crimes in order to ensure police swiftly respond.  

"随着信息的流失,棋盘游戏和特警队正以他们认为的方式推出这些东西'有现实生活中的危机情况'生死攸关的情况," Kolbye said.

雀科 didn't know the gamers who called in the 扑打 prank

根据 court records reviewed by 内幕, the incident involving 雀科 started with a game of "Call of Duty"在2017年12月上旬。

玩家Viner和Shane Gaskill输掉了比赛,并下注了1.50美元。加斯基尔杀死了维纳'游戏中一名友军发生火灾时扮演他的角色,作为惩罚,维纳想让他扑打。

Viner与Barriss联系—当时谁通过Twitter处理@SWAuTistic — to do the 扑打. When Barriss followed Gaskill on 推特, Gaskill suspected Barriss was trying to swat him 和 sent him an address.

但是那个地址是他几个月前住过的地方。家's new resident was 雀科.

2017年12月28日,巴里斯致电威奇托棋盘游戏局,通过一个在线呼叫应用程序伪装了他的身份,该应用程序为他提供了当地区号。多次致电部门'在派往911时,巴里斯冒充了假名,说他住在家里,枪杀了父亲,还抱着母亲和兄弟姐妹为人质。

威奇托警官贾斯汀·拉普(Justin Rapp)描述了他在前廊上开枪安德鲁·芬奇的那天晚上。 Rapp回应了Tyler Barriss发出的SWATING电话。巴里斯于2018年5月22日星期二上午在堪萨斯州威奇托举行的布鲁斯·布朗法官面前出庭,进行了初步听证。
Wichita 棋盘游戏 officer Justin Rapp describes the night he shot Andrew 雀科 on his front porch.
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棋盘游戏 arrived at the home minutes later, 和 an unsuspecting 雀科 stepped outside to see what the commotion was all about.

斯特劳斯告诉内幕人士,芬奇感到困惑,因为棋盘游戏大吼大叫他举起双手。他没有'不知道为什么棋盘游戏不在他家中,或者为什么他们要他遵守他们的命令。 

在混乱中,芬奇将一只手放到腰间。拉普(Rapp)相信芬奇(Finch)拥有枪,从100多英尺远的地方向胸部射了芬奇。芬奇在附近一家医院被宣布死亡,警方在他的家中没有发现枪支。 

根据 堪萨斯州,芬奇走到外面时,拉普就位了40秒钟。拉普(Rapp)看到芬奇(Finch)'的前廊,已驻扎在马路对面,以向其他人员提供远程覆盖。

"It'令我惊讶的是,基于事实,证据,视频证据以及法律,威奇托市继续不对安迪·芬奇的悲剧性,致命性和违宪射击负责,"斯特劳斯告诉内幕人士。

'我们需要坐下来,确保我们收集更多的情报,更多的信息,' one 扑打 expert says of police response

Kolbye told 内幕 that 扑打 charges are unusual. While states like 加利福尼亚州堪萨斯州 have signed bills into law that increase penalties for 扑打s, such incidents in most states result in misdemeanor charges filed against the person who made the 假 report —如果有任何收费。

Bringing more prosecutions against 扑打s could raise awareness of the prank calls, 和 help police officers understand how to react to calls when they come in, Kolbye said. 

Andrew 雀科
Andrew 雀科.
The 雀科 family
"我认为这需要时间和训练'放慢脚步,然后我们发现某个地方即将死亡。'我们需要坐下来,确保我们收集更多的情报,更多的信息," he added.

It's unclear exactly how often 扑打 calls result in severe responses from local police departments. 

一些棋盘游戏部门鼓励那些害怕被抽打的人在窗户上张贴标志或增加他们的名字。 数据库名称 警员会在何时发现犯罪。

In Seattle, along with a 扑打 database, the city trains police officers 和 911 operators to flag potential 扑打 calls, 和 根据NBC新闻,包括洛杉矶在内的其他城市也安装了类似的培训措施。

科尔比说,目前,这些是有帮助的解决方案。他说,人们应该保护自己的个人信息,并将其从公共数据库中删除,将社交媒体网站设置在私人位置,并保护IP地址,以使私人信息免受散布和黑客攻击。

He added that more law enforcement officers are taking the time to investigate situations that could be 扑打s 和, ultimately, the responsibility to protect people from 扑打 should also be on city officials, police officers, 和 dispatchers, he said.

"责任不应该由受害者承担,也不应该由公民承担," Kolbye said. "执法部门需要帮助解决和起诉该问题。"

雀科'的家人参与了与威奇托市近三年的法律斗争

斯特罗特现在起诉威奇托市和该市的10's police officers in an attempt to hold Rapp 和 others accountable in 雀科's death. 

枪击事件发生不到一个月,斯特劳斯于2018年1月首次对这座城市提起诉讼。

"Wichita leadership is trying to put all the blame on the young man in 加利福尼亚州 who placed the 扑打 call," Stroth 当时告诉美联社. "But let'很清楚:苍蝇拍没有发射杀死安迪·芬奇的子弹。那是一名在威奇托棋盘游戏局指导下工作的警官。"

九月份,法官裁定斯特劳斯不服,下令将该案驳回。斯特劳斯提起上诉。

威奇托棋盘游戏局拒绝置评。

Stroth said that in future potential 扑打 cases, police should put safety first instead of immediately reacting. He said they should check phone numbers where call distress calls come in from, confirm addresses, 和 make sure suspects are consistent with the description from the call.

最重要的是,斯特罗斯说,棋盘游戏应该等待作出反应。

"有时最好的事情就是什么都不做。他们本来可以等一会儿才弄清楚到底是怎么回事," he said. 

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