Ryan Twyman, 24, was shot and killed, in his car, in the parking lot of his apartment complex on June 6. Twyman was the father of three children. The Sheriff’s Department has acknowledged no firearm was recovered at the scene.
Deputies fired 34 rounds into the vehicle.
The sheriff's department and the LAPD changed their policies in 2005, instructing officers to refrain from shooting at moving vehicles in virtually all circumstances. The LAPD's policy went a step further, explicitly prohibiting shooting at a moving car unless another weapon was present. In 2016, the sheriff's department adopted that policy.