by Julio Rosas · August 13, 2019
More details have come out on the death of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell at Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday.
The Associated Press reports one of the two people who were on duty at the jail and in charge of watching Epstein was not a correctional officer. With shortages of trained correctional officers in some federal prisons, they have resorted to using clerical workers and teachers.
Jail policy called for guards to check Epstein every 30 minutes after he reportedly attempted to commit suicide a few weeks prior. Investigators found the checks weren’t done for several hours in the hours before he was discovered Saturday.
Epstein had apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with a bedsheet.
The New York City medical examiner’s office completed the autopsy on Epstein’s body Sunday but has not released the official cause of death to the public. Dr. Barbara Sampson, New York City’s chief medical examiner, said the the final determination is “pending further information at this time.”
The office told the Washington Examiner that no further information is expected to be released Monday.
Attorney General William Barr announced that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will launch an investigation into the circumstances of the accused child sex trafficker’s death.
Washington Examiner · by Julio Rosas · August 13, 2019