Officer who put woman in a police car hit by a train didn't know it was on the tracks, defense says
July 23, 2023
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado police officer accused of putting a handcuffed woman in a parked police car that was hit by a freight train did not know the car was parked on the tracks, the officer's lawyer said in court Monday.
While evidence will show Officer Jordan Steinke standing on the railroad tracks during a night traffic stop on Sept. 16, 2022, she did not know that an officer she was assisting had parked his patrol car on the tracks, defense lawyer Mallory Revel said in opening statements in state court in Greeley. The tracks were completely flush with the road, nothing to trip over,...