Two guards at the Manhattan prison where pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide are suspected of falling asleep, failing to check on the prisoner, and then fudging reports to hide their mistake.
The officials let him alone for about three hours and then recorded in a log that they had checked on Epstein every 30 minutes as required. According to Fox News, the two staff members were placed on administrative leave and the warden of the jail was temporarily reassigned pending the investigation into Epstein’s death.
The incident came two weeks after Epstein was placed on suicide watch on July 23, when he was found
“nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck,” Fox News’ Megan Henney wrote. He was returned to a cell in the 9 South housing unit six days after that.
Public figures on all sides seem to agree that the sudden death is suspiciously convenient in light of the situation. As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told FOX Business’ David Asman on Tuesday, “The one thing I do not think is possible here is just pure traditional human error. That’s the one thing I would rule out, given the prominence of the case and the nature of the situation. Which means something else happened. I don’t know what that something else is.”
H/T: Fox Business