Not to add to the conspiracy smorgasbord on this story, but… reportedly guards were supposed to check in on Epstein every 30 mins, and they didn’t.
Prison guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center were reportedly working heavy overtime and did not follow the proper monitoring procedure ahead of billionaire and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s death.
According to the New York Times, guards at the Manhattan correctional facility charged with watching Epstein violated procedure the night of his death. A guard was reportedly supposed to “look into his cell” every 30 minutes, and he was supposed to have a cellmate. However, Epstein was housed alone, and the guard failed to follow the check-in procedure, according to a law enforcement source.
So, if you’re telling me they couldn’t do it because government is inefficient and incompetent, well I’m willing to believe you. On the other hand, this guy had tried to kill himself already once before. You would think they’d put some special emphasis on watching him.
What would make a big difference is if we got video:
There should be — and almost certainly is — video of Epstein’s suicide at MCC. One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured.— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) August 10, 2019
They have also completed the autopsy on Epstein, but have released no information yet.
UPDATE! I’m not sure why MSNBC deleted that last tweet, they replaced it with this:
After autopsy, NYC chief medical examiner says office's determination on the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's death is '"pending further information."— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 12, 2019
Multiple people briefed on the investigation tell @NBCNews that suicide remains the presumed cause of death. pic.twitter.com/3Sg5MCB1Iw
Apparently Epstein was not supposed to be left alone, and they broke that protocol too.
On the other hand, all of this goes against some of the facts by a former inmate of the prison that Epstein was at. I am very very uneasy about this case. I’m not sold on the conspiracy theories, but I definitely want to see some more facts and proof that he killed himself.
This is exactly the kind of thing that continues to erode the faith of the American public in law enforcement and our political leaders. And that’s not good for anyone.