2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Jeffrey Epstein death

2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Jeffrey Epstein death

A person familiar with operations at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself says one of the two people guarding him the night he died wasn't a correctional officer.

Surveillance video reviewed after Epstein's death showed the guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center never made some of the inspections noted in the log, a person familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press late Tuesday.

Epstein was taken off suicide watch after he allegedly tried to kill himself the first time.

Epstein was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday, where he was awaiting trial for federal charges that he ran a sex trafficking ring with underage girls in the early 2000s.

Federal prosecutors in NY are pursuing a parallel investigation into whether any if his associates will face charges for assisting him in what authorities say was his rampant sexual abuse of girls as young as 14. That person also wasn't authorized to disclose information about the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Speaking Monday to law enforcement officials in New Orleans, Barr said he "was appalled ... and, frankly, angry" to learn of the detention center's "failure to adequately secure" Epstein.

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Prison officials with knowledge of the case said that only one of the jail workers normally worked as a correction officer, but didn't specify the normal job duties of the other employee, according to the Times. While talking to reporters Tuesday, the president said he wants a full investigation into Epstein's death, adding, there are too many suspicious circumstances.

"We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability".

A French child protection group stepped up pressure on Tuesday for prosecutors to open an investigation into the activities in France of Jeffrey Epstein, the USA financier found dead in an apparent suicide while being held on sex-trafficking charges. "The victims deserve justice, and they will get it".

The Metropolitan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held, on August 10, 2019.

Accusers of the now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein are asking a federal court in Florida to tear up the multimillionaire sex offender's 2007 non-prosecution agreement that not only shielded Epstein from further prosecution, but protected his alleged co-conspirators, who federal authorities have vowed to bring to justice.

Authorities are most likely turning their attention to the team of recruiters and employees who, according to police reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation records and court documents, knew about Epstein's penchant for teenage girls and lined up victims for him. This revelation follows reports of staffing shortages within the facility.

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