Jail Staff Not Cooperating With DOJ Over Epstein Suicide Investigation

Jail Staff Not Cooperating With DOJ Over Epstein Suicide Investigation


The investigation by the DOJ into the sketchy circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called “suicide” is already facing a roadblock from the prison staff at Metropolitcan Correctional Center, where Epstein was being held and died a few weeks ago.

According to a federal source, the employees are refusing to cooperate with DOJ investigators, raising the question: What are they trying to hide from? 

Are they trying to cover something up?

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We already know that the prison guards dropped the ball the night of Epstein's death.

Reportedly, the two guards were working overtime and failed to hold to the usual protocol. These two have been put on suspension by AG Bill Barr as he launches an investigation into what really happened Saturday, August 10.

Fox News has more details:

Personnel at the New York City prison where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide last week have not been initially cooperative with investigators from the Department of Justice, a federal source told Fox News Friday.

Attorney General William Barr sent two senior DOJ officials to personally visit the Metropolitan Correctional Center and speak with staff from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in order to gather information on Epstein's death after Barr said officials uncovered "serious irregularities" at the jail, a senior DOJ official told Fox News. The officials have been on site since Thursday and the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are investigating conditions at the MCC.

BOP officials from various regional offices have also been sent to the Manhattan facility to lend their expertise and insight. In addition, a separate BOP "After Action Team" went to MCC earlier this week in an effort to examine what happened the night Epstein died. The use of the "After Action Team" is part of BOP protocol whenever a "significant event takes place at a prison.

Epstein was found dead in his cell on Aug. 10. Earlier Friday, New York City's medical examiner officially ruled the 66-year-old's death a suicide by hanging.

Fox News has also learned that 20 of 21 prison staff posts were filled between the hours of 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, the day before Epstein was found. Of those prison workers, six of them were working voluntary overtime. Between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 18 of 19 staff posts were filled. Of those 18 staffers, 10 were working overtime and all but one of those were doing so voluntarily.

Daily Mail also said:

Employees at the prison where convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein took his own life last week are not cooperating with investigators, it was claimed.

Attorney General William Barr sent two senior officials from the Department of Justice to speak with staff at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in order to get information on Epstein's death.

The officials have been on site since Thursday as the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are investigating conditions at MCC in Downtown Manhattan.

Barr claimed that officials uncovered 'serious irregularities' at the jail, a senior DOJ official told Fox News.

New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell.

Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10, prompting outrage that such a high-profile prisoner could have gone unwatched at the Manhattan federal lockup.  

He was found with several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, when guards were doing their morning rounds last Saturday.

Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, (BOP), have also been at the Manhattan facility to assist with the investigation as speculation and rumor surrounds Epstein's death. 

A separate BOP 'After Action Team' went to MCC earlier this week in an effort to examine what happened the night Epstein died, Fox News reported.  

It is part of the protocol whenever a significant event takes place at a prison. 

It also emerged that 20 of 21 prison guard posts were filled between 4pm and midnight non August 9, the day before Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell, Fox News reported.

Between midnight and 8am on August 10, the day he was found unresponsive, 18 of 19 guard posts were filled. 

Ten of those 18 employees were working overtime and all but one of those were doing so voluntarily.

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement that she made the suicide determination on Epstein's death 'after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.'

Sampson's announcement came as a Justice Department official told The Associated Press that some prison staffers believed to have relevant information aren't cooperating with investigators.Daily Mail

Zero Hedge gave some great insight on this as well:

Employees at the Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center where convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein reportedly took his own life last week are not cooperating with the Justice Department investigators according to Fox News

Two senior DOJ officials sent by Attorney General William Barr have been on-site at MCC while the agency's Inspector General investigates the situation. According to a senior DOJ official, Barr said that "serious irregularities" had been uncovered at the jail. 

The night of Epstein's death, correctional officers did not check on the extremely high-profile prisoner for "several hours" before he died, despite being required to look in on him every 30 minutes. Moreover, guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show that they were checking as required, according to the Associated Press

In response, officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons have been on-site at MCC to assist with the investigation. 

BOP officials from various regional offices have also been sent to the Manhattan facility to lend their expertise and insight. In addition, a separate BOP "After Action Team" went to MCC earlier this week in an effort to examine what happened the night Epstein died. The use of the "After Action Team" is part of BOP protocol whenever a "significant event takes place at a prison.

Epstein was found dead in his cell on Aug. 10. Earlier Friday, New York City's medical examiner officially ruled the 66-year-old's death a suicide by hanging.

Fox News has also learned that 20 of 21 prison staff posts were filled between the hours of 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, the day before Epstein was found. Of those prison workers, six of them were working voluntary overtime. Between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 18 of 19 staff posts were filled. Of those 18 staffers, 10 were working overtime and all but one of those were doing so voluntarily. -Fox News

Two staffers have been placed on administrative leave, while MCC's warden was reassigned pending the investigation. 

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