Windsor Locks settles with Koistinen

Robert Koistinen. (File)

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — Voters in Windsor Locks approved the settlement for former Police Sergeant Robert Koistinen Tuesday evening.

According to the town’s first selectman, the vote passed with a final tally of 387-178. The settlement will pay Koistinen $460,000 for back pay from January 2013 to April 1 2015.

The settlement will also include health insurance for Koistinen and his wife, according to a statement from the police commission.

If the vote ended in a decision to not pass the settlement, the police commission would have been forced to reinstate Koistinen, making him the fourth ranking officer in the department.

Koistinen was found not guilty in 2012 for hindering a police investigation of a crash involving his son Michael that killed a 15 year old. Michael is serving five years in prison for hitting the 15 year old while driving drunk.

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