2 guards arrested in connection to Epstein jail death
NEW YORK, NY - Two corrections officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein at the time of his suicide have been arrested, according to the New York Post.
The two officers face charges stemming from accusations of falsifying prison records at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein died on August 10th while awaiting trial for sex trafficking. Both guards were working overtime at the time of the multimillionaire’s death and they allegedly failed to check on Epstein every half-hour as was the requirement. The charges stem from the guards falsifying forms to claim they’d carried out those check-ins.
They will appear in Manhattan federal court later Tuesday.
There seems to be divergent thoughts on Jeffrey Epstein's death. While the city medical examiner ruled the pedophile’s hanging death a suicide, a forensic pathologist hired by his brother Mark Epstein has said his autopsy was more consistent with homicidal strangulation.
The 66-year-old multimillionaire was placed on suicide watch after he was found with marks on his neck on July 23 but was removed from the monitoring a week before his death.
Federal prosecutors offered the corrections officers plea deals, the Associated Press previously reported, but the officers turned them down.
According to the Post, the warden of the MCC, Lamine N’Diaye, was also reassigned in the wake of Epstein’s death, pending an investigation.