Firings not due to suicide: Landry – Metro US

Firings not due to suicide: Landry

No workers lost their jobs as a result of a man killing himself at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in April, according to Justice Minister Ross Landry.

Provincial Justice Department officials have confirmed that, after an internal inquiry into the suicide of Daniel Alexander Nowogorski, two jail managers were fired and seven guards faced reprimands.

Landry told reporters on Thursday, however, the disciplinary actions were not focused directly on Nowogorski’s death — which he still refuses to call a suicide even though the victim’s mother has stated it as such.

“The issue dealing with the sudden death at the institution opened up a broader review of performance,” Landry said. “As a result of that broader view, some disciplinary action was taken.”

Landry refused to comment on the specific findings of the internal review. He did confirm, however, that no employees lost their job after Nowogorski’s death.

“On the sudden death, no one (was) dismissed on that basis,” he said. “There’s other anomalies in the (review) that were brought forward and … disciplinary action was taken.”