Camera Footage Outside Epstein’s Jail Cell is 'Unusable,' Report Says
Video from Metropolitan Correctional Center 'too damaged' for investigators to use
Camera surveillance footage from at least one camera situated outside the jail cell of the now-deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has been too 'damaged' to be useful for investigators, according to reports.
According to The Washington Post, who referenced three people briefed on the matter, it was unclear why the footage from the Metropolitan Correctional Center was unusable.
The report added that footage taken of the area exists that is in better condition.
It is still not clear if the footage issue is part of ongoing problems with the investigation at the facility.
Last month, Epstein was placed on suicide watch after he was found "semi-conscious with neck injuries" on the floor of his prison cell following a "possible suicide attempt or assault."
But just weeks later, Epstein was found dead in his prison cell where he was awaiting trial for child sex trafficking charges.
The billionaire Democratic donor died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources revealed.
Attorney General William Barr gave a strongly worded speech following the weekend death of Epstein.
Barr 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.
A witness has given testimony stating that she and her underage sister were "procured" for convicted pedophile #JeffreyEpstein by his alleged "pimp" #GhislaineMaxwell - who "threatened to kill" them if they reported the sexual abuse.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 27, 2019
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Last month, Epstein's lawyers said they rejected the coroner's official ruling that their client committed suicide while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
Three of Epstein's attorneys declared they are launching their own "independent and complete investigation" into the Clinton-linked financier's death.
Reid Weingarten, Martin G. Weinberg, and Michael Miller released a statement blasting the Metropolitan Correctional Center's "medieval conditions," asserting that "no one should die in jail."
An attorney representing three of Epstein's alleged victims claimed he had "information" that suggested the financier was "murdered," and his death made to "look like a suicide."
Lawyer Spencer Kuvin claims prison insiders killed Clinton-linked financier Epstein, saying they were "paid off" to "go into the jail and take care of him."
Epstein was found dead on August 10 in his New York jail cell where he was awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.