Ex-Colorado police officer who put handcuffed
Upon being convicted of reckless endangerment and assault in July, Jordan Steinke received 30 months of supervised probation.
Criminal attempt to commit manslaughter was acquitted of her charges.
As a result of the incident, the 29-year-old lost her job, and has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
During the crash, Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, the woman who was placed in the car, suffered serious injuries, including a brain injury.
In September 2022, Steinke and another officer were investigating a road rage incident involving a weapon in Weld County, about 72 miles (115 km) west of Denver.
After being pulled over, Ms Rios-Gonzalez was taken into custody in a parked police car.
When a train hit the police car, officers were searching her vehicle.
During the sentencing hearing, Steinke apologized to the court for what happened that night.
As you screamed and cried, I begged you to tell me your name. I prayed that you would stay awake. I have never felt so helpless.
The author added that she hoped to speak to police officers about the dangers of railway tracks.
A lawyer for Ms Rios-Gonzalez told the court that his client felt angry and upset about Steinke’s career loss, but also sorry that her life had been so radically altered by the crash.