Alexandria OPP Officer made Sunshine List while suspended

Nick Seebruch

ALEXANDRIA, Ontario – The Province of Ontario has released the 2016 Sunshine List. The list names members of Ontario’s public sector who made more than $100, 000 in 2016.

Among the names of those who made the Sunshine List for 2016 are police officers who had been suspended with pay, including one member of the SD&G OPP detachment’s Alexandria office.

Luanne MacDonald was suspended July 22, 2014 when she and fellow officer John Bernard were arrested. She was charged with three counts of breach of trust by an officer, obstruction of justice, one count each of fraud, voyeurism, distribution of voyeurism material and theft of communications.

It was claimed that Cst. MacDonald had filmed a woman naked and distributed the recording.

It was alleged that the incidents occurred between November 2011 and July 2014.

On Jan. 16 of this year, MacDonald pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

In 2016, which was her second full year on paid suspension, MacDonald still made $100, 626.82 according to the Sunshine List.

MacDonald resigned from the OPP before being sentenced on March 3.

She was an 11-year active veteran police officer.

MacDonald was handed a 15 month conditional sentence on March 3 including 10 months of house arrest.

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