The Guardian, August 15, 2019: Los Angeles officers shot at Ryan Twyman 34 times. He was one of four they killed that day
Ryan Twyman was unarmed inside a parked car when two Los Angeles sheriff deputies approached and fired 34 rounds.
Video of the entire incident, which happened in roughly 50 seconds, was as shocking as many police brutality cases that have gone viral in the U.S. But the killing of the 24-year-old father of three barely made the news.
On that day, his death was far from unique: officers across LA shot five people in five separate incidents in just over 24 hours. Only one person survived. Families and activists said the bloodshed on June 6 provided a terrifying illustration of the culture of police violence and a system that trains officers to kill – while ensuring they won’t face consequences.