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Robert Koistinen testifies at his trial. Image from pool video feed.

Windsor Locks Votes On Koistinen Payment

Windsor Locks voters are today deciding whether to give $460,000 to a town police sergeant who was acquitted of interfering with a fatal crash investigation involving his son.

03/17/2015

Windsor Locks residents debate paying a $460,000 settlement with Police Sergeant Robert Koistinen. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Windsor Locks Residents Debate Koistinen Payout

At a public meeting Thursday night at town hall, Windsor Locks residents debated whether to pay $460,000 to a town police sergeant, to get him to stop trying to return to the force.

03/05/2015

Robert Koistinen testifies at his trial. Image from pool video feed.

Jury Clears Ex-Windsor Locks Sergeant On Hindering Prosecution Charge

A former Windsor Locks Police sergeant Robert Koistinen accused of hindering a manslaughter investigation that targeted his son.

10/10/2012

Robert Koistinen testifies at his trial. Image from pool video feed.

Former Sergeant Testifies In Own Defense In Trial Tied To Deadly Crash

As part of his defense, a former Windsor Locks Police Sergeant today testified about his actions, when he responded to a crash in which his son struck and killed a teenage bicyclist.

10/05/2012

A Mazda driven by Michael Koistinen in a deadly crash in Windsor Locks in 2010. The hood is missing, and the windshield is shattered. Still image from a courtroom pool video feed.

Former Windsor Locks Police Sergeant Facing Coverup Allegation In Deadly Crash

A former Windsor Locks Police Sergeant went on trial today, on a charge of interfering with the prosecution of his son in a fatal traffic accident.

10/01/2012

Raymond Hassett, Michael Koistinen (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant/Pool)

Robert Koistinen Trial Begins Today

A former Windsor Locks police sergeant is going on trial for allegedly hindering an investigation of his son in connection with a car accident that killed a 15-year-old boy in 2010.

10/01/2012

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Ex-officer Pleads No Contest In Deadly Crash

A former Windsor Locks police officer has pleaded no contest to second-degree manslaughter and will serve five years in prison for an off-duty accident in 2010 that killed a teenager who was riding his bicycle.

06/12/2012

In this image, Michael Koistinen's father, Sergeant Robert Koisteinen is shown entering the police station, shortly after his son's crash. Image from The Town of Windsor Locks’ Police Response to a Fatal Accident Involving Off-duty Police Officer Michael Koistinen. Image from a town investigation report.

Ex-officer Choses Trial In Teen Death

A former Windsor Locks police officer charged with manslaughter for an off-duty car accident that killed a 15-year-old boy has rejected a plea deal and intends to go to trial.

11/18/2011

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Dead Teen’s Family Settles Suit For $420K

The family of a Windsor Locks teenager killed in a car accident last year reportedly has settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $420,000 against a former police officer and a former tavern owner.

10/18/2011

In this image, Michael Koistinen's father, Sergeant Robert Koisteinen is shown entering the police station, shortly after his son's crash. Image from The Town of Windsor Locks’ Police Response to a Fatal Accident Involving Off-duty Police Officer Michael Koistinen. Image from a town investigation report.

Report Faults Investigators In Officer Crash That Killed Teen

The report blames a void of leadership by Windsor Locks Police Chief John Suchocki and Granby Captain David Bourque, who was part of a regional accident investigation team.

08/15/2011

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