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Canada Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 401 near Kitchener was former Waterloo police officer arrested in prostitution sting

23:56  09 august  2018
23:56  09 august  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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WATERLOO REGION—A pedestrian struck and killed by a truck on Highway 401 near Kitchener on Wednesday is a former Waterloo Regional Police officer who retired after being arrested in a prostitution sting in London.

“Sadly I can confirm that it was my client who tragically died yesterday,” defence lawyer Bruce Ritter said in an email on Thursday. “The family has no further comment but would ask that all respect their privacy at this very difficult time.”

David MacKintosh, 55, of Breslau was hit by a truck in the westbound lanes near Homer Watson Blvd. south of Kitchener. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

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Details about how or why MacKintosh came to be walking on the highway have not been released.

Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the Ontario Provincial Police would not release the identity of the deceased because foul play was not suspected.

MacKintosh was charged on June 7 with obtaining sexual services for consideration, nearly two months after he was initially arrested on April 19. He retired on April 27.

London Police would not confirm the death on Thursday.

“Generally speaking if there was an accused who was before the courts on charges, who passed away we would start the process to have the charges withdrawn,” London Police spokesperson Roxanne Beaubien,” said on Thursday.

London Police was conducting a sting operation when MacKintosh was arrested.

Sgt. Michael Hay, head of the human trafficking unit with London Police, allegedly released MacKintosh at the time without laying any charges or keeping a record of the arrest. Hay now faces three professional misconduct charges under the Police Services Act.

They are discreditable conduct, neglect of duty and insubordination. London Police allege Hay did not report the arrest to his supervisory officer.

MacKintosh was hit by the truck Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. All westbound lanes of Hwy. 401 were closed in the area for several hours.

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