Earlier today, Attorney General Bill Barr came out with a strong statement regarding the failure to adequately secure the Manhattan prison where Epstein died.
While speaking at a Fraternal Order of Police National Biennial Conference, he made a statement about the death of Jeffrey Epstein and the people surrounding Mr. Epstein who facilitated the sex trafficking of minors.
“Before I begin, I would like to briefly address the news from the Manhattan Correctional Center over the weekend regarding Jeffrey Epstein. This case was very important to the Department. It was important to the dedicated prosecutors and agents who investigated the case and were preparing it for trial. Most importantly, this case was important to the victims who dared to come forward and deserved the opportunity to confront the accused in court.
I was appalled – indeed, the entire Department was – and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner. We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and that demand a thorough investigation.
“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.”
Barr also reassured that the case would go on. “Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,” Barr told the crowd. (See video below)
Now, the New York Post is reporting that the billionaire accused of pedophilia, who was supposed to be on 24/7 suicide watch, was found hanging in his jail cell.
Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his Lower Manhattan jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed, The Post has learned.
The convicted pedophile, who was 6 feet tall, apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with the makeshift noose, a law enforcement source said Monday.
Epstein was “unresponsive” when he was discovered in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the federal Bureau of Prisons has said.
Staffers attempted to revive him and he was taken to an infirmary inside the lockup, then transported by ambulance to the NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The FBI and the Justice Department are both investigating the incident, which US Attorney General William Barr on Monday blamed on “serious irregularities at this facility.”
Earlier today, during his comments to the Fraternal Order of Police, Attorney General Barr warned:
The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are already doing just that. We will get to the bottom of what happened at the MCC, and we will hold people accountable for this failure.
Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and we will ensure they get it.”
Here is the video of Barr’s speech: