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Dissecting the Kansas ‘swatting’ case that led to deadly police shooting




A hybrid police car is seen at the unveiling of two new Ford Fusion hybrid pursuit-rated Police Responder cars at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 10, 2017.
A hybrid police car is seen at the unveiling of two new Ford Fusion hybrid pursuit-rated Police Responder cars at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 10, 2017.
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Tyler Barriss, a 25-year-old man in Los Angeles, was arrested over the weekend in connection to making a “swatting” call that resulted in the death of a man at his Kansas home.

According to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez, Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on a fugitive warrant. AP reported Barriss is suspected of making the swatting call, according to the LAPD and the Wichita Police Department in statements emailed early Saturday afternoon.

Larry and our panel of guests dissect the case and look at where things might have broken down.

Read the full story here.

Guests:

Maria Haberfeld, professor of police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; she specializes in police training

Larry Rosenthal, professor of law at Chapman University and a former federal prosecutor

David A. Harris, Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in police issues; the host of the podcast, Criminal Injustice

Judy Ho, associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University; she is also a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist in Manhattan Beach, Calif.; she tweets @DrJudyHo