Officer who shot swatting victim now suing the city

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Nearly two years ago, Wichita Police Officer Justin Rapp shot and killed Andrew Finch during a swatting call.

The department placed Rapp on restricted duty, as the district attorney investigated if the shooting of Finch, an innocent man, was justified.

In a civil lawsuit filed, Rapp said he was medically cleared in January 2018 and legally cleared by the D.A. in April of that year. But he questioned why the city wouldn’t allow him to return to regular duty or go back to his second job until October.

Now he’s asking the court for more than $31,000 in lost wages.

“I was furious, but not surprised because Justin Rapp seems to be pretty arrogant,” said Ann Jones, family friend and advocate for the Finch family. “To say that the city and the people of this city owe him? He has struck terror in families across this community.”

The City of Wichita wouldn’t give a comment, citing pending legal action.

Calls to Rapp’s attorneys haven’t been returned but a clerk told KAKE News his lawyer was out of state until next week.

No specific employee was being sued, just the City of Wichita.

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