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.



Jury Selection Under Way In Ex-Windsor Locks Cop’s Trial

Jury selection has begun in the manslaughter trial of a former Windsor Locks police officer charged in an off-duty accident that killed a teenager on a bicycle.


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.

Windsor Locks Police Sergeant Fired

The Windsor Locks police commission voted Wednesday night to dismiss Sergeant Robert Koistinen, whose son Michael,struck and killed a 15 year old on a bicycle in October 2010.The elder Koistinen had been charged with hindering […]


Father of Policeman Charged In Bicyclist's Death Also Faces Charges

The father of a Windsor Locks policeman fired after an accident which killed a teenage bicyclist now faces charges in connection with the accident. Robert Koistinen of Suffield, a sergeant with the Windsor Locks police,  […]


Windsor Locks Cop Charged in Fatal Crash Fired

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) – A Windsor Locks police commission has fired an officer accused of being behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a teenage cyclist. The commission voted Wednesday on […]


Police Commission to Decide Whether Officer in Accident Should Be Fired

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) _ A Windsor Locks police officer accused of being behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a teenage cyclist will learn this week whether he gets to keep […]


Lawyer Says Driver Was Not Drunk or on Phone at Time of Accident

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) _ The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month. But the […]