Andrew Lyons

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Service Record

Los Angeles County California Sheriff's Department

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Ended November 8, 2021.[1]
Salary $135,235 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Ryan Twyman

LASD Critical Incident Briefing

On June 6, 2019, Lyons and another deputy were investigating Twyman for possession of stolen firearms that were previously found in his apartment and received a tip on Twyman's location. Deputies located Twyman in his car with a passenger. The deputies approached the vehicle and one opened the rear passenger door. Twyman started the vehicle, put it in reverse, and attempted to leave. The open door struck one of the deputies, and both deputies fired. The vehicle came to a stop. Lyons retrieved a rifle and shot into the vehicle.[3][4]

Twyman was pronounced dead at the scene.[3]

The incident was captured on two security cameras.

Response Timeline

The department opened an investigation.[4]

The deputies were moved to administrative duties.[5]

On June 19, 2019, Twyman's family filed a federal lawsuit against the county.[6]

On June 20, 2019, the department released the video from the incident.[6]

In November 2020, the family settled their lawsuit with the county for $3.9 million.[3]

On November 8, 2021, Lyons was fired.[1]

In January 2022, the other officer involved was suspended for 30 days.[7]

On March 3, 2022, Lyons was charged with voluntary manslaughter and two felony counts of assault with an assault weapon.[3]

On January 12, 2024, Lyons pleaded no contest to assault with a semi-automatic firearm and assault under the color of authority, both felonies.[4]

Lyons was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years probation, and must surrender his certification.[1]

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