AG Bill Barr: ‘Serious Irregularities’ at Jail Where Epstein Died
The nation’s top law enforcement officer says no one will escape justice
Attorney General William Barr has given a strongly worded speech following the weekend death of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
The nation’s top law enforcement officer criticized those who were in charge of the security at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, emphasizing the importance of the case.
Barr vowed that no one who was “complicit” in Epstein’s crimes would escape justice.
Barr announced the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz had launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the billionaire's death on Sunday.
The Attorney General addressed a Fraternal Order of Police convention in New Orleans where he described his own feeling on the news that Epstein was found dead on Saturday.
“I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and, frankly, angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” Barr said.
”We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation."
“The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are doing just that. We will get to the bottom of what happened, and there will be accountability.”
Barr's words are not a good omen for those in charge of the federal holding center.
NEW: Attorney General Barr on Jeffrey Epstein: “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.” https://t.co/COcnZV13pc pic.twitter.com/F9eKszn9hH— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 12, 2019
Even if Epstein's apparent suicide was, in fact, a suicide, Barr made it clear that someone’s going to pay dearly for the incident.
Barr also noted that Epstein’s death doesn’t mean the end of the investigation.
“[L]et me assure you that this case will continue on, against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” Barr said.
“Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.”
Neon Nettle reported on Sunday that Prison guards at the New York City jail didn't conduct the mandatory checks on prisoners before the Clinton-linked pedophile's death.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a news release that Epstein was “found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit from an apparent suicide” at approximately 6:30 a.m.