Michael Koistinen wipes away tears while sitting with his attorney Raymond Hassett after viewing photograph.
HARTFORD —Michael Koistinen, a former Winsdsor Locks police officer who struck and killed a 15-year-old bicyclist with a car in October 2010, was sentenced to more than five years in prison Monday in Superior Court. Koistinen pleaded no contest in June to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with evidence. He accepted an offer from prosecutors of five years and four months.
"I'm extremely sorry," Koistinen said at the sentencing.
Under the plea agreement, the full sentence would be 15 years, suspended after 64 months, followed by five years of probation. Dang's family requested that, as part of his probation, Koistinen serve 100 hours of community service lecturing on the dangers of drunken driving.
Comment...........And now the slamming of those cell doors begin...From what I understand an ex-cop in prison had better watch his back...