THE BRIEF

Making a false report to emergency services, which results in police dispatch, or a SWAT team, being sent to the victim’s address.

DEEP DIVE

Swatting is a prank that’s become popular among video gamers and has been making headlines recently after a Kansas man was shot and killed by police.

It’s also brought up the discussion of police brutality and the use of excessive force. In particular, Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg found himself as the victim of swatting.