The Kansas Senate has passed a bill that increases the penalties for people who make “swatting” calls.
The bill was sparked by a swatting incident in December in which Andrew Finch was killed by Wichita Police responding to a fake call about a hostage situation at his address.
Swatting involves making a false 911 call to draw law enforcement to an address.
Finch was shot when he came onto his porch to investigate the police activity outside. Police have said Finch disobeyed police commands and was reaching towards his waistband when he was shot.