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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Colorado suspect left to be hit by train underscores police indifference to people in custody

Police accountability got hit by a train last week. Literally.


The dramatic footage of a train slamming into a police vehicle parked on a railroad crossing with a suspect in the back seat made national news. The impact crumpled the SUV as the locomotive dragged it hundreds of feet down the tracks.


As officers ran up to the police vehicle after it was finally hurled to the side, it looked like scrap put through a metal compacter in a junkyard. It seems inconceivable that anyone lived through it, though Yareni Rios-Gonzalez miraculously survived.




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