London police have charged three employees at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) following an investigation stemming from the murder of an inmate last October.
On Nov. 1, 2013, at 9:55 a.m., the London Police Service was notified of a death at EMDC. The investigation determined that inmate Adam Kargus had been murdered in his holding cell during the evening of Oct. 31, 2013.
Kargus’ cellmate, Anthony George, was subsequently charged with murder. In part, the investigation involved interviews with EMDC staff and inmates as well as a review of video from within the institution.
Information obtained during this investigation determined that a second investigation was required to look into the actions, or lack thereof, of correctional staff leading up to and during the homicide.
On Wednesday (March 5), the following two correctional officers and one supervisor were each charged with one count of Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life. Charged, and later released, were Correctional Officer Leslie Lonsbary, 47; Correctional Officer Gregory Langford, 55; and Operational Manager Stephen Jurkus, 52. These charges are yet to be proven in court.
The first court appearance for the three will be on Tuesday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom ‘A’ at the London courthouse at 80 Dundas St.