Two Colorado officers have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors after a woman was injured in September when she was left in a patrol vehicle that was parked on the railroad tracks and hit by a train.
The Weld County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that Officer Jordan Steinke from the Fort Lupton Police Department has been charged with one felony count of criminal attempt to commit manslaughter; one felony count of second degree assault; and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment.
Sgt. Pablo Vazquez of the Platteville Police Department faces five misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment; one count of obstructing highway or other passageway; one count of careless driving; and one count of parking where prohibited, CPR.org reports.
According to police, Vazquez pulled Yareni Rios-Gonzalez over in Weld County Sept. 16 after an alleged road rage incident involving a gun.
Police said Rios-Gonzalez suffered “serious bodily injuries,” including nine broken ribs, a broken arm, a broken leg, a fractured sternum and head injuries. Rios-Gonzalez plans to file a lawsuit against the two Weld County police departments.